The United Nations Convention on the law of the Sea (UNCLOS) sent an official letter to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) informing that Benham Rise, a 13 million hectare underwater plateau, off the coast of Aurora is still part of the Philippine territory. Benham Rise is even larger than the island of Luzon.
Two senior researchers from Xavier University McKeough Marine Center (XU-MMC) namely Fra-and Timothy Quimpo and Patrice Bianca Roa Chio joined the first Benham Rise expedition.
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