UP RI participates in celebration of Philippine Rise anniversary
In the first year anniversary of the renaming of the Philippine Rise from Benham rise, military, government officials, and different research agencies, together with the President of the Philippines, went to the Philippine Rise in order to send off the marine science research vessel BRP Gregorio Velasquez, and deploy buoys that will serve as additional markers for the underwater plateau.
UP Resilience Institute was given the privilege to participate and send representatives to this significant event.
The event, which was from May 15 -17, served as a commemoration of the first year that it was renamed to Philippine Rise from Benham Rise. In the said event, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that "We are not giving our rights..." As such, for the representatives of UP RI, the event showed to them, not only the government's commitment to the sovereignty of its territory, but also witness the launching of further marine science research in the area.