PHOTOS


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the wake of Caridad Almendras at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes in Davao City at dawn on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The Almendras family is close to the President. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018, reiterates that his administration remains committed to preserve and defend the most cherished democratic values in the country. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea receives the keys to the Toyota Hiace handed over by Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMPC) President Satoru Suzuki during a ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañang on August 16, 2018. The TMPC has donated a total of 20 Toyota Innova, 10 Toyota Vios, and three Toyota Hiace to the Office of the President. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with the officers of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) during the first anniversary celebration of PDP-Laban Cares and the PDP-Laban Leaders’ Reunion at the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Building in Pasay City on August 15, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Former President and incumbent Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada, Former President and incumbent House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President on the sidelines of the 127th anniversary of the Philippine Bar Association on August 15, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III pose for a photo with the representatives from various Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) during the GOCCs Day at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 15, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani pose for a photo as the latter paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañan Palace on August 15, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with the officers of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) during a dinner hosted by the President in Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the officers of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) after receiving the replica of the Marawi Filipino-Chinese Friendship Dome during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO