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Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Benham Rise

I will just leave this here.
Dave Luchansky
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"Benham rise is not part of Philippine national territory because we do not have sovereignty over Benham Rise. However, we have sovereign rights (less than sovereignty) over Benham Rise because we have exclusive right to explore and exploit the oil, gas and other mineral resources in Benham Rise which has been confirmed by the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf as part of the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) of the Philippines.

Other states, like China, have the right to conduct in Benham rise (1) fishery research because the fish in the ECS belongs to mankind; (2) surveys on water salinity and water currents because the water column in the ECS belongs to mankind; and (3) depth soundings for navigational purposes because there is freedom of navigation in the ECS.

If the Chinese vessels were looking for submarine passages and parking spaces, that would be part of freedom of navigation and the Philippines has no reason to complain.

If the Chinese vessels were conducting seismic surveys to look for oil, gas and minerals, then they could not do that because UNLCOS has reserved the oil, gas and minerals in the ECS to the Philippines."


PS Sige nga Edwin Lacierda, kontrahin mo si Assoc. CJ Carpio? Kaya mo ba?
Will you even dare? ;)

Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Benham Rise Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Benham Rise Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 12:06:00 PM Rating: 5

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