The Philippine Sea contains deep-sea trenches such as Philippine Trench and Mariana Trench which contain the deepest point on earth. The Philippine Trench is also known as the Mindanao Trench or the Mindanao Deep. In 1944 there was a battle in the Philippine Sea which was named as Battle of the Philippine Sea.
Is Philippines rich in oil?
Oil Reserves in the Philippines
The Philippines holds 138,500,000 barrels of proven oil reserves as of 2016, ranking 64th in the world and accounting for about 0.0% of the world’s total oil reserves of 1,650,585,140,000 barrels.
What is the importance of West Philippine Sea?
Scientists have discovered hundreds of fish, coral, seagrass, and other marine life in the West Philippine Sea. Its marine biodiversity is among the highest in the world. It can be a significant source of natural pharmaceuticals that are safer and more effective than those currently in use.
Is the Philippines a US territory?
For decades, the United States ruled over the Philippines because, along with Puerto Rico and Guam, it became a U.S. territory with the signing of the 1898 Treaty of Paris and the defeat of the Filipino forces fighting for independence during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War.