Tuesday| May 9, 2017
Secretary Manny Pinol one of the highest ranking government official who expedite the Philippine Benham Rise in 3 days. He ventured with fishermen, scientist and other government official. Seeks to
The 25-million-hectare continental shelf east of Luzon could be a limitless source of food for generations to come.
Their small fleet takes 20 hours to travel from Infanta, Quezon, to benham Bank - the shallowest portion of Benham Rise.
The Coast Guard's brand new BRP Malapascua and two small vessels escort the government research ship, the MV DA-BFAR
The government will help the fishermen to setup payao that cost ₱200,000 pesos.
Sec. Piñol also wants to build a permanent dock and research station there. He claimed that it may take 2 to 3 years.
He also added that he will act fast so the resource there will not go to waste. He is also against on oil exploration because food is more important than oil.
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