President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Escort Flotilla Four at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with honors upon boarding the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to Escort Flotilla Four Commander Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukuda as he talks about the features of the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with honors upon boarding the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with foyer honors by Japan’s Naval crew upon boarding the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. Accompanying the President are Philippine Navy Flag-Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr., Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno and the staff of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Escort Flotilla Four while onboard the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr., Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, and Philippine Navy Flag-Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad while onboard the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Sec. Bong Go takes a selfie while President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno onboard the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with honors by the Naval crew of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Escort Flotilla Four upon boarding the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. Accompanying the President are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr., Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno, and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno onboard the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. Accompanying the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is given a tour of the JS Kaga (DDH-184) helicopter carrier Japanese ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. Accompanying the President is Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Keitaro Ohno, who paid a courtesy call on the President while onboard the ship, which is anchored at the Alava Pier in Subic, Zambales on September 1, 2018. Joining the President is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, and Philippine Navy Flag-Officer-in-Command Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO