Rappler's latest stories on marine scientific research
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says this is in line with the government's goal to sustainably develop and protect the country's marine resources
Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr now says he was 'reliably informed' that under international law, countries cannot ban marine surveys
'Exceptions invite bribe$,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says in a tweet as he announces a 'universal ban' on marine scientific surveys
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'It can be misleading because it gives you the wrong impression that there are so many researches going on in Benham Rise,' says maritime expert Jay Batongbacal
Did DFA approve 13 marine scientific research (MSR) applications in Benham Rise for the US alone? Not necessarily.
The permit allows China to gather data on the ocean circulation in the Western Pacific, covering the 'eastern side of Luzon and Mindanao'