Golez: I am so happy that this is Malacanang's response! Thank you Mr. President for the clear, forceful and strong statement on Benham Rise!
"Malacañang asserted Tuesday that the Benham Rise “belongs to the Filipino people,” disputing China’s claims that the Philippines does not have sole rights over the resource-rich region.
“First and foremost, the Benham Rise belongs to the Filipino people. The Philippine government is duty-bound to defend and protect our sovereign and territorial rights over this region,” presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella told reporters in a press briefing.
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