Golez: Benham Rise is east of Aurora Province and is not along the traditional sea lanes. The Chinese survey ship spotted by the AFP inside Benham Rise has no business being there. China cannot claim innocent passage because that is not a sea lane for that survey ship. Benham Rise is a big part of Philippine territory (13 million hectares) and it is illegal for the Chinese survey ship to loiter there, more so to conduct surveys there. It is not just exclusive economic zone where different rules apply, but Philippine territory where we have absolute sovereignty. THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD LODGE A STRONG PROTEST FOR THIS VIOLATION OF OUR TERRITORY. WE MUST ASSERT OUR SOVEREIGNTY HERE OR CHINA MIGHT BRING IN MORE SHIPS.