TipidPC.com is the largest online IT Community in the Philippines. Have something to sell or share? Sign up
for an account now. It's absolutely free!
Benham Rise Region will be ours!
The undersea region, called Benham Rise, will soon be officially under Philippine territory should the United Nations approve in 2012 the government's claim on a region off the coast of Isabela and Aurora.
According to Environment Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje, Benham Rise could turn the Philippines into a natural gas exporter because of the area's huge methane deposits.
The presence of large methane deposits in a solid form was confirmed by studies of DENR.
The government is only awaiting a formal declaration from the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (Unclos) that Benham Rise is on the country's continental shelf and therefore part of its territory, Paje said.
this was an archipelago bago nag melt nung ice age...