ETA Subic Bay: September 23. The missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) ship and the 125 contingent aboard will do a ‘show the flag’ mission in Benham Rise and near Fuga Island en route to Subic,” Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said in a message to the Philippine News Agency.
Now called the Philippine Rise, and formerly Benham Rise, is an extinct volcanic ridge located in the Philippine Sea approximately 250 km east of the northern coastline of Dinapigue, Isabela. Fuga Island, meanwhile, is located north of Luzon, part of the Babuyan archipelago, which is the second-northernmost island group of the Philippines.