1 week UP institute given go signal by DFA to conduct marine research in PH Rise MB
By Roy Mabasa The Philippines, through the initiative of the University of the Philippines (UP), will undertake marine scientific research in Benham Rise, or what is now known as the Philippine Rise. (Oceana/UPLB / MANILA BULLETIN) This came after UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea (IMLOS) Director Jay Batongbacal secured a “go” signal from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. during a Twitter exchange on Monday. “Sir, could we please allow at least Philippine MSR to push through? UP had taken initiative of organizing MSR projects but also got banned because we invited foreign scientists or ... more