President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on May 21, 2019.

Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng shows a gesture of respect to the honor guards upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace to submit his credentials to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on May 21, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on May 21, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng is accorded foyer honors upon his arrival at the Malacañan Palace to submit his credentials to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on May 21, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng after receiving the latter’s credentials during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on May 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng and his delegation after receiving the latter’s credentials during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on May 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella as he prepares to receive the credentials of Thailand’s Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng at the Malacañan Palace on May 21, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO