Prof. Jay Batongbacal interviewed on Chinese incursions into Benham Rise

For the program Political Capital, Bloomberg TV Philippines conducted an interview with Prof. Jay Batongbacal, Director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, regarding Benham Rise and the incursions of Chinese vessels into the area.

Prof. Batongbacal discussed the country's exclusive sovereign rights over the territory and pointed out that China's presence and recent activities in the area has serious implications on the country's rights and resources, as the movement of its vessels were indicative of exploration instead of navigation.

The full length interview may be accessed through this link: