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23 February 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urges members of the Knights of Rizal to follow the good attributes of Jose Rizal in their own little ways in his speech during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. The President was conferred with the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal, the highest degree in the Order. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after being awarded with the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. The bust of the national hero Jose Rizal can be seen in the foreground. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte says that he is humbled to have been awarded with the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal in his speech during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is presented to Knights of Rizal Supreme Commander Reynato Puno Sr. for the conferment of the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the sword symbolozing the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by officers of the Knights of Rizal upon his arrival at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017 to grace the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal. The President was conferred with the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal, the highest degree in the Order. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan talks to members of the media about the draft policy on social media on the sidelines of the PCOO’s first Social Media Policy Town Hall in the Bahay ng Alumni at University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
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Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella talks to members of the media about the challenges facing social media on the sidelines of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) first Social Media Policy Town Hall in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella delivers his message before members of the audience during the event #AllMediaPH, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) first Social Media Policy Town Hall held in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) holds the first Social Media Policy Town Hall in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017.  KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin delivers a speech before a crowd composed of the country’s influential personalities in media, communications, public relations, law profession, and the academe during the PCOO’s first Social Media Policy Town Hall, called #AllMediaPH, in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/ Presidential Photo
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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin listens to a resource speaker during the PCOO’s First Social Media Policy Town Hall, dubbed #AllMediaPH, in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar discusses the event #AllMediaPH, which aims to recognize social media publishers and adopt a social media policy that hopes to accredit social media practitioners to cover events in Malacañan, during the PCOO’s first Social Media Policy Town Hall in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/ Presidential Photo
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella delivers his message before members of the audience during the event #AllMediaPH, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) first Social Media Policy Town Hall held in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella talks to members of the media about the challenges facing social media on the sidelines of the event #AllMediaPH, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) first Social Media Policy Town Hall held in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan talks to members of the media about the draft Social Media Policy on the sidelines of the event #AllMediaPH, PCOO’s first Social Media Policy Town Hall in the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao pose with employees of ADB during the bank’s 50th anniversary celebration at its headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. MARCELINO PASCUA/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) officers led by its President Takehiko Nakao upon his arrival at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 to attend ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by Solicitor General Jose Calida during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Asian Development Bank at its headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Asian Development Bank at its headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Asian Development Bank at its headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and former President Fidel Ramos exchange pleasantries on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 50th anniversary celebration at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. Also in the photo is incumbent Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Asian Development Bank on February 21, 2017, expresses his gratitude to ADB which has provided over $267-billion worth of financial aid to the country since its inception in 1966. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Asian Development Bank on February 21, 2017, assures the officers of ADB that their financial aid would not go to waste as he aims to eradicate corruption in the country. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the celebration of Asian Development Bank (ADB) 50th anniversary at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. Also in the photo are (left) Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and ADB President Takehiko Nakao. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) officers led by its President Takehiko Nakao upon his arrival at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 to attend ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) officers led by its President Takehiko Nakao upon his arrival at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 to attend ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 where the President Duterte graced ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the guest book upon his arrival at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 to attend ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration. Also in the photo are ADB President Takehiko Nakao (right) and his wife. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao introduces President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the keynote speaker during ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) officers led by its President Takehiko Nakao upon his arrival at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 to attend ADB’s 50th anniversary celebration. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) officers led by its President Takehiko Nakao upon his arrival at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on February 21, 2017 to attend ADB’s 50th Anniversary celebration. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the discussion during the US-PH Society meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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(From left to right) Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director-General Ernesto Pernia listen to the discussion during President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s meeting with the US-Philippines Society in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Environment Secretary Regina Lopez before the start of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo is Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Minister Song Tao of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo is (4th from left) Ambassador of China to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks on as Minister Song Tao of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III sign a memorandum of exchange and cooperation between the Communist Party of China and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are (leftmost) Ambassador of China to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, (2nd from right) Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, and (rightmost) Ambassador of the Philippines to China Jose Sta. Romana. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a token from Minister Song Tao of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation Deputy Chairman Senator Andrey Klimov who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017 Also in the photo is (2nd from left) Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines Igor Khovaev. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation Deputy Chairman Senator Andrey Klimov (2nd from left) and Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines Igor Khovaev during their meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo is Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officials of the China Gezhouba Group International in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officials of the US-PH Society led by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Environment Secretary Regina Lopez before the start of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman before the start of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo before the start of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are (leftmost) Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks on as Minister Song Tao of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III shake hands following the signing of a memorandum of exchange and cooperation between the Communist Party of China and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officials of the US-PH Society led by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks on as Minister Song Tao of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III shake hands following the signing of a memorandum of exchange and cooperation between the the Communist Party of China and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are (leftmost) Ambassador of China to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, (2nd from right) Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and (rightmost) Ambassador of the Philippines to China Jose Sta. Romana. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Ambassador of China to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation Deputy Chairman Senator Andrey Klimov who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are (2nd from left) Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines Igor Khovaev and (rightmost) Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. SIMEON CELI JR./PPresidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation Deputy Chairman Senator Andrey Klimov who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017 Also in the photo is (2nd from left) Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines Igor Khovaev. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation Deputy Chairman Senator Andrey Klimov who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are (3rd from left) Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines Igor Khovaev, (2nd from right) Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, and (rightmost) Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Maria Natividad. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officials of the China Gezhouba Group International in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officials of the China Gezhouba Group International in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo is Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a book from US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim who joined the US-Philippine Society in paying a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a book given to him by the officers of the US-Philippines Society who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III discuss matters with Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar on the sidelines of the the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III discuss matters on the sidelines of the the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar shares a light moment with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting in Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
Presidential Spokeperson Ernesto Abella, in a press briefing in Malacañang on February 21, 2017, reported that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s trips to 12 countries has brought in billions worth of investments, loans for various major infrastructure projects, as well as support for the war on drugs and law enforcement. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar clarifies during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 21, 2017 that he did not allude to any reporter nor did he say the $1,000 was accepted by any reporter when he disclosed an intelligence report that money is being offered for those who will cover press conferences that are against the President. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra explains, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 21, 2017, that while the celebration of the 31st Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution is simple, the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte still gives utmost importance to one of the most historic moments in the Philippines. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
Edsa People Power Commission Vice Chairperson and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria Concepcion III, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 21, 2017, explains that the simple celebration for the EDSA People Power Revolution commemoration, which bears the theme ‘A Day of Reflection’, is aimed to allow the youth to reflect on the lessons from one of the most historic events in the country. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
Cecile Guidote-Alvarez of the Spirit of Edsa Foundation shows, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 21, 2017, the book ‘Memory of the World’ which included the Philippines’ Edsa People Power Revolution in 1986 as among the glorious moments of the world every Filipino should be proud of. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
Cecile Guidote-Alvarez of the Spirit of Edsa Foundation, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 21, 2017, says they are working hand in hand with the government in preparing this year’s Edsa People Power Revolution commemoration, adding she sees President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s sincerity and willingness to work with civil society organizations. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte comforts Dr. Adoure Mangalus, wife of Major Jerico Mangalus, at the wake in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on February 19, 2017. Mangalus was reportedly ambushed by members of a local terrorist group while conducting intelligence operations in Marawi City on February 16, 2017. MARCELINO PASCUA/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte looks at the remains of Major Jerico Mangalus as he visited the wake at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on February 19, 2017. Mangalus was reportedly ambushed by members of a local terrorist group while conducting intelligence operations in Marawi City on February 16, 2017. MARCELINO PASCUA/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the late Colonel Orlando Suarez as he visited the wake at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on February 19, 2017. Suarez suffered a stroke on February 11, 2017 while on an official visit to Honolulu, Hawaii. MARCELINO PASCUA/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the late Colonel Orlando Suarez as he visited the wake at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on February 19, 2017. Suarez suffered a stroke on February 11, 2017 while on an official visit to Honolulu, Hawaii. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards a posthumous medal to the late Colonel Orlando Suarez during a wake visit at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on February 19, 2017. Suarez suffered a stroke on February 11, 2017 while on an official visit to Honolulu, Hawaii. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets his former dorm mates in YMCA at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on February 19, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with his former dorm mates in YMCA during the Reunion of the Knights of Galahad at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on February 19, 2017. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. also attended the occasion. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses about his programs geared towards making the country safe and peaceful during the Reunion of the Knights of Galahad at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on February 19, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/ Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tells his former dorm mates in YMCA about the government’s war on drugs during the Reunion of the Knights of Galahad at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on February 19, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a message during the Reunion of the Knights of Galahad at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on February 19, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
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Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. introduces President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Reunion of the Knights of Galahad on February 19, 2017 at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expresses his joy after seeing his former dorm mates during the Reunion of the Knights of Galahad at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace on February 19, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
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