Screenshot from the documentary, ‘Benham Bank Expedition’ from Oceana Philippines.
Magdalo Partylist Representative Gary Alejano has filed a bill seeking to create a Benham Rise Development Commission.
Under the House bill number 5318, the commission will be created under the Office of the President and will be headed by three commissioners with a 6- year term.
The government body shall primarily focus on creating policies, programs, and projects for the development and protection of Benham Rise.
The commission shall also hire technical experts who would conduct surveys and explorations of the 13-million hectare underwater plateau. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue
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