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Ting: DOTr eyes Coast Guard outpost in Peñablanca to secure Philippine Rise

Oct 12, 2017 @ 11:58

Cagayan 3rd District Representative Randolph Ting said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is eyeing the establishment of a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) outpost in the eastern coast of the province to secure Philippine Rise.

The Cagayan politiko said DOTr officials is pushing for the construction of the outpost in Peñablanca.

The 13-million-hectare Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, is said to be rich in minerals.

Ting vowed to prioritize the proposed outpost.

He said the outpost will not only safeguard Philippine territory and natural resources from invaders but also from poachers.

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