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Duterte, Filipino scientists off to PH Rise

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to PH Rise.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMay 15th, 2018

Jet ski cruise through Philippine Rise moves closer to shore

Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Bong Go and Sebastian Duterte flew Philippine flags from their jet skis as part of a sendoff ceremony for Filipino scientists......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to PH Rise

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to PH Rise.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte may ride jet ski during visit to Philippine Rise

  ONBOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR - President Rodrigo Duterte may briefly ride a jet ski during his visit to the Philippine Rise. Around 40 journalists covering the President's visit to the resource- rich continental shelf were briefed of this possible scenario. At least seven jet skis were onboard this Navy ship. Duterte is expected to arrive at the Philippine Rise on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the first anniversary of his renaming of the resource-rich continental shelf from Benham Rise. The Chief Executive will board the BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602). He would then lead the send-off ceremony for the 50 Filipino scientists who would conduct scientific exploration ther...Keep on reading: Duterte may ride jet ski during visit to Philippine Rise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte to lead send-off of Filipino scientists to PH Rise - Manila Bulletin

Duterte to lead send-off of Filipino scientists to PH Rise - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to Benham Rise

Duterte, Filipino scientists off to Benham Rise.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Duterte issues proclamation on Philippine Rise

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formally declared the Philippine Rise within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve (PRMRR). Proclamation 489, released on Friday and signed by the President on May 15 in Casiguran, Aurora, as he sent off Filipino marine researchers to the Philippine Rise, declared 352,390 hectares […] The post Duterte issues proclamation on Philippine Rise appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Palace spins Duterte s staying behind as scientists sail to Benham Rise

Sailing through the waters above Benham or Philippine Rise would not have any significance, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Benham Rise is ours — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit Benham Rise next week to make it clear that the Philippines has exclusive rights to the area. Speaking during an event hosted by Filipino freemasons in Davao City, Duterte said he would visit the resource-rich underwater plateau east of Isabela “next week” to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Osmeña on Aguirre, Duque on HIV, Duterte on Kuwait deployment ban | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says he will file a disbarment case against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre.  Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre says he sees a 'defect' in the plunder charges against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.  Health Department Secretary Francisco Duque III refutes the report of a group of Filipino scientists that there ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Duterte: Naming PH Rise features doesn’t give China rights over the area

Filipinos should not be alarmed with the move of China to give Chines names to undersea features in the Philippine Rise, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday in a speech at a gathering of Chinese-Filipino businessmen, whose guest included Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. The joint event -- the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) -- was held at the Fiesta Pavillion of the Manila Hotel. Duterte said China did not get sovereign rights over the underwater features by naming them. "I would insist on the Philippine Rise because that is ours, period. We allowed expedit...Keep on reading: Duterte: Naming PH Rise features doesn’t give China rights over the area.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Malacanang on Benham Rise, Kuwait slams deployment ban, Manalo as OFW envoy | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says it does not recognize the Chinese names for undersea features in Benham Rise approved by an international organization.  Kuwait slams the Philippines' deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf nation.  President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Palace nixes China’s alleged naming of Benham’s undersea features; Duterte gov’t urged to file protest

Filipino politicians got bothered on Wednesday after learning from a maritime law expert that China had reportedly named at least five undersea features in Benham Rise, which is part of the Philippines' extended continental shelf......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

SC upholds re-extension of martial law, Duque on Dengvaxia, Asian stocks plunge | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2018.  President Rodrigo Duterte wants all studies and exploration by foreign scientists in Benham Rise to stop.  Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and medical experts from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital say there's no need to panic over the alleged deaths ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Duterte orders stop to foreign research of marine resources on PH Rise

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants all marine explorations by foreign scientists at Benham Rise to stop and ordered the Philippine Navy to “chase out” any vessel fishing or conducting researches in the 25-million hectare continental shelf east of Luzon, according to Malacanang. The President gave the order on Monday night during a Cabinet meeting where he [...] The post Duterte orders stop to foreign research of marine resources on PH Rise appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Duterte wants foreign scientists out of Benham Rise – Piñol

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered that all studies and exploration by foreign scientists in Benham Rise be put to a stop.  Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said Duterte issued the order during the 22nd Cabinet meeting on Monday, February 5. "President Rody Duterte last night ordered the cessation of all ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

SABAH IS OURS! ‘Malaysia tightens grip on mineral-rich island of Sulu sultanate’

MALAYSIA HAS tightened its grip on Sabah which is being claimed by the Sultanate of Sulu following a proposal – by a member of the Philippines’ 25-man consultative committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the Constitution – to include the mineral-rich island as the country’s 13th federal state. Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr made the proposal while Filipino lawmakers are preparing to amend the 1987 Constitution and shift from presidential to federal form of government. He said the Duterte administration should continue to push for the country’s claim to Sabah in a way acceptable to international laws. “There should be a way that is acceptable under international laws to assert our claim to Sabah. I think we can defer it a little bit more, but to say that we stop doing it is not in the context of my proposal,” he told ABS-CBN Television recently. He also wanted Scarborough and Spratlys – which is being claimed by China and other ASEAN countries as theirs – to be part of the federated states of the Philippines.  Pimentel has also proposed the following to form part of the federal states Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Minparom, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, Bangsamoro and Metro Manila as its capital. “Eventually once we have asserted our sovereignty and rights over Sabah, we should include Sabah. Not only Sabah, but also Scarborough, Benham Rise, and Spratlys,” Pimentel said. According to a report by Channel News Asia, Kuala Lumpur has strongly rejected Pimentel’s proposal to include Sabah as a federal state of the Philippines. “Malaysia is aware of remarks made by Mr Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah recently,” it said, citing Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying in a press statement. “The Government of Malaysia reiterates its position that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah. Sabah is recognised by the United Nations and the international community as part of Malaysia since the formation of the Federation on 16 September 1963,” Anifah said. “Therefore, statements such as these will only expose the ignorance of history and international law of those who make them, as well as potentially harming the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.” Death Sentence Just last month, Malaysia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for 9 Filipinos who were charged with waging war against the Malaysian King during the 2013 assault on Lahad Datu in Sabah. The Filipinos have been identified as Julham Rashid, 70; Virgilio Nemar Patulada, 53; Salib Akhmad Emali, 65; Tani Lahad Dahi, 64; Basad Manuel, 42; Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54; Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 46; Al Wazir Osman, 62; and Ismail Yasin, 77. Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif said the January 15 decision of the five-man panel of the Federal Court was unanimous, according to reports by The Star and Asia News Network, adding, the panel agreed with the Court of Appeal that the death sentence was the most appropriate based on the findings of the facts of the case. The other judges were Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjun, and Justices Ramly Ali and Azahar Mohamed. Basad Manuel is the son of the Jamalul Kiram III, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, who died from multiple organ failure in Manila in 2013. The bloody incursion by some 200 followers of Kiram from the southern Philippines in February 2013 was inspired by the supposed sultan’s claims of historical dominion over Sabah. The two-month siege was the most serious security crisis faced by Malaysia in years, involving armed conflict between the Sultan’s loyal followers and the Malaysian armed forces sent to root them out. The panel also dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of 14 men on the charge of waging war against the King and terrorist-related offences linked to the intrusion from Feb 12 to April 10, 2013, the reports further said. Chief Justice Md Raus said the panel has no reason to decide otherwise and affirmed the decision by the Court of Appeal delivered last June. At the height of fighting between Kiram’s followers and security forces, Malaysia deployed armoured vehicles and combat helicopters, including naval boats in an effort to flush out the Filipinos on the oil-rich island being claimed by both sides. About a dozen armoured personnel vehicles arrived in the town of Lahad Datu to support ground troops hunting down at least 50 members of the Sultanate of Sulu headed by Raja Muda Agbimuddin, the sultan’s younger brother. The group intruded Sabah in February 2013 to exert claim over Sabah, citing historical and legal claims, but Malaysia rejected this and launched a massive assault on about 200 of the sultan’s men following a deadline for them to surrender peacefully. The assault by Malaysian jets and ground artilleries left at least 62 intruders dead, but the fighting between the two groups also killed and wounded 18 Malaysian policemen and soldiers. Malaysia arrested more than 300 Filipinos who are suspected of supporting or aiding Raja Muda Agbimuddin’s group under a strict anti-terrorism law. More than 2,000 Filipino Muslims have returned to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces after fleeing Sabah in 2013 for fear they would be arrested in a massive crackdown launched by Malaysian on illegal immigrants and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Roque clarifies disputed PH Rise remarks

NEW DELHI---Filipino scientists need not seek the government's permission to conduct maritime research in Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday night.   Roque issued the clarification after he was bashed online for his remarks during a press briefing, in which he said no one in the country had applied for a permit to study the continental shelf east of Isabela province, and that no Filipino could do so because of the research's prohibitive costs.   Sharp criticisms   His statement sparked sharp criticisms on social media after it was pointed out that Filipino scientists had been conducting ...Keep on reading: Roque clarifies disputed PH Rise remarks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Filipinos don’t need permit from gov’t to conduct research in PH Rise, Roque clarifies

    NEW DELHI --- Filipino scientists need not seek the government's permission to conduct maritime research in the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said late Wednesday night.   Roque issued the clarification after he received brickbats online when his remarks during a press briefing implied that no one in the Philippines had applied for a permit to study the continental shelf east of the Philippines, and no Filipino could do so because of the prohibitive cost.   That statement had sparked a flurry of criticisms on social media after it was pointed out that Filipino scientists had actually been...Keep on reading: Filipinos don’t need permit from gov’t to conduct research in PH Rise, Roque clarifies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Scientists group refutes Roque, says local experts can do research in Benham Rise

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATES) – A scientists' group on Wednesday, January 24, refuted Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's claim that Filipinos cannot conduct research in Benham Rise. In a statement , Advocates of Science and Technology for the People or AGHAM said Roque's statement is an insult to Filipino scientists "who have braved the deep oceans despite inadequate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Duterte bounces back in SWS poll

MALACANANG yesterday assured the public that the government would work hard to give a comfortable life to all after President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating bounced back in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. “We thank the Filipino people for the 10-point rise in the net satisfaction of President….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017