Philippines adding 13 million hectares to her territory!!!

@louievill (15523)
Philippines
August 17, 2011 5:26am CST
Yes it's true The Philippines might soon be adding 13 million hectares more to her territory, just a little smaller than the size of Luzon. ever heard of Benham Rise? The catch is it's underwater, we are just awaiting the final approval of the United Nations convention on the Law of the sea (Uncos) and some formalities, it is rich in natural gas like methane and who knows the Philippines might be an exporter of natural gas in the future. We are asking that it be declared part of the Philippine shelves and is inclusive of of the 370 mile rule, so we can explore it, and unlike the Spratley's, in the West Philippine seas it has no other claimnants. So what do you think? What's your opinion? read more here http://ph.news.yahoo.com/philippines-may-soon-own-vast-gas-rich-area-035003571.html
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8 responses
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
Hello Louievill, I've seen and heard of it, it's kinda big. i thought the only gas deposit that we have is actually ear between visayas and mindanao. the fact is that we have so many resources, we can't afford to waste most of them. as for the fuel resources i only hope that the gas resources would be used and controlled by the FILIPINO OIL FIRMS and NOT FOREIGN. I've read in one of the responses in a discussion that a friend of a mylotters is working in an oil field some where in palawan and those crude are supplied to Australia
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
I really hope so knight my friend that these time around we maximize our resources, nothing wrong if we bring it wherever, the point is we should be paid fairly ( not saying they are not fair), and another thing, if ever power is found that they take into consideration first the needs of common people like you and me and not keep on selling it to benefit a few. I was thinking of another thing friend, that's quite fantasy but may become reality, time will come when man will learn to build cities underwater, at least we would have extra prime real estate property and we won't think our country to be small after all, will give us pride
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
were not small but divided which most countries think small of us
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
ah, no wonder sometimes we produce leaders with divided hearts and small minds
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
Thanks for the informative news. So currently it is still on the process, well I hope UN will approve our country's declaration. Well if in the future, we will an exporter of natural gas, I really hope that no corrupt people will use this as their source of corruption and evil scheme.
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
And one more thing, just like one of the comment of a Filipino at yahoo news. In the future, if all went well, I hope that our government would not allow Chinese companies to start and navigate the said explorations even if it is very cheap. We have US, Japan, Europe or Aussie companies to explore the said place, I know it might be expensive but we can guarantee the exploration is genuine and not fake or pirated or something might leak or damage.
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
like I said it has a good chance of being approved since there are no claimants and all criteria are met as far as we are concerned. I understand your sentiments like most of us, but we have to spearhead exploration cause it's ours and we own it if all things turn out well, but guess it's for the betterment of mankind as a whole so everybody is welcome to invest, let's keep our fingers crossed and remember always to be humble as a people
@myap21 (15)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
When that day come we as a sovereign nation must rejoice and be thankful. We should start now working together united on a common goal and that is to uplift our nation from the bonds that had tied us down. We should act as one people, as one nation. We should start thinking positively about the growth that our sons and daughters will inherit. We should get rid of officials that doesn't serve their purpose. We should do away our hatred and bitterness. We should start showing respect for ourselves. We should start building again. Can we do it? Yes! Can we meet our goals? Yes! Are we ready to take the world? Yes! Who we are... We are Filipinos and I am proud to be one.
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
I agree with you, yes we can do it, we can do it and we should start today. MABUHAY AND PILIPINAS! (long live the Philippines!)
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
This is a good news for us Filipinos. Hope and pray that this time we win and have this territory. Thanks also for sharing the link and have a good day jaiho®
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Don't worry, we will get it and develop it in due time, you are welcome
@diogz22 (516)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
Woah.... my money is on this one for sure.... hmmm just a matter of time who among the great exploration companies willing to invest in the exploration... but definitely I'll be putting my money here....
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
yeah, maybe me too if I have the money, let's just all pray as a nation and hope for the best, yes good attitude, investing rather than servitude will turn this country around
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
wow this is a good news.. i think i like the idea of having a new territory. hehe i hope if this becomes true and becomes part of what we can call ours.. then it will be great opportunity for us.. i guess though if this happens our government should be able to put good use to this...
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
yep and hope it opens more jobs right at our backyard so we won't have to seek our fortune elsewhere like what most of our countrymen are doing ( I have nothing against them, they want to earn for their family just like you and me) but it would be better if we just all stay put here if there is a way and be under our own rules and laws
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Aug 11
Really? That's great news. Finally a good news from the philippines. I hope that it will be approved, it will be a great asset and help to the philippines.
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
It has a good chance to be approved vycess cause there are no other claimants and it meets the criteria of the International law of the sea, could be God's gift to us, who knows after the bullying we got from...umph, on the other side of our map which is obviously also part of our territory again if you will base it on international laws.
@zerd87 (301)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
A good news for the filipino people. Hope the senate will support the budget on it. And build a strong system which will minimize the corrupt practices. Hope there is a good gas deposit in benham rise.
@louievill (15523)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
It's a chance to be rich again, maybe not only for us but for our children and grand children, better not foul it up this time and manage it well for Filipinos, nothing wrong with getting foreign partners and borrowing capital, but this time we have to study contracts and eliminate corruption so we will get a fair deal.