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Duterte bans foreign maritime exploration at Benham Rise

Philippine leader issues halt order after China conducts research

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all maritime exploration by foreigners at Benham Rise, the undersea plateau off the country's north east coast, after China recently carried out scientific research there.

Duterte made the declaration during a cabinet meeting Monday night, his spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.

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