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PH needs P5B to protect Benham Rise

The government would need an initial P5 billion to kick-start efforts to protect and conserve the country s vast marine resources at Benham Rise, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said. In a statement, Piol said the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources sought the amount as a last-minute addition to the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Agriculture, which supervises the agency. He said the funding request was prompted by a directive from President Duterte to protect and conserve

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