PH and US forces conduct drills in town near Benham Rise

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Posted at May 16 2017 02:47 AM

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The next stage of the Balikatan exercises, which centered on disaster response, took place in Aurora, a province often isolated by damage caused by strong typhoons. 

Philippine and US naval forces conducted drills off the waters of the town that is closest to Benham Rise.

While the joint exercises may not have been designed for territorial defense Philippine officials recognize the viability of Casiguran as a naval base for Benham. -The World Tonight, ANC, May 15, 2017.