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16 April 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte together with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go ride the presidential car after meeting with Qatar-based Overseas Filipino Workers at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. The President’s trip to Qatar is the final leg in a series of state visits to the Middle East which include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises his fist as he takes the center stage during a meeting with the Overseas Filipino Workers based in Qatar at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte praises the efforts of the Overseas Filipino Workers while encouraging them to be more proactive in the fight against corruption in his speech during the gathering with the Filipino community at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a message before a crowd of Qatar-based overseas Filipino workers at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. More than 6,000 Filipino workers attend the meet and greet with the President based on the online registration provided by the Philippine Embassy in Qatar. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte together with the members of his delegation sing the Philippine national anthem during a meeting with the Overseas Filipino Workers based in Qatar at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City on April 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect before the crowd of Overseas Filipino Workers who gathered at the Lusali Sports Arena in Lusali City, Qatar on April 15, 2017 for a meet and greet with the President. KING RODRIGUEZ Presidential Photo
   
Overseas Filipino Workers chant the name of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as he arrives at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo
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Despite the extreme heat in Qatar, Filipinos line up in long queues to undergo security check before entering the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017 where President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with thousands of Filipinos. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte praises the efforts of the Overseas Filipino Workers while encouraging them to be more proactive in the fight against corruption in his speech during the gathering with the Filipino community at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo
   
An Overseas Filipino Worker and his child burst into laughter as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte cracks a joke in his speech during the gathering of Qatar-based Filipinos at the Lusail Sport Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings with a performer who sang one of his favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ in an intermission number during the meeting with Filipinos at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo
   
Thousands of Filipinos based in Qatar gather at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017 to witness President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who took time to meet with the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). There are at least 200,000 OFWs in Qatar based on the records of the Philippine Embassy. SIMEON CELI/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the stage with members of his delegation at a gathering of Qatar-based Filipinos at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo
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Thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers based in Qatar wave their flaglets as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte took center stage to deliver a message during a gathering at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI /Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte praises the efforts of the Overseas Filipino Workers while encouraging them to be more proactive in the fight against corruption in his speech during the gathering with the Filipino community at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/ Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings with a performer who sang one of his favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ in an intermission number during the meeting with Filipinos at the Lusali Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017 to meet with the Filipino community. RENE LUMAWAG/ Presidential Photo
   
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar greets Overseas Filipino Workers at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City on April 15, 2017 where President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with members of the Filipino Community based in Qatar. RENE LUMAWAG/Presidential Photo
   
Filipino supporters cheer as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City on April 15, 2017 where he addressed thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers during his visit in Qatar. RENE LUMAWAG/ Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte praises the efforts of the Overseas Filipino Workers while encouraging them to be more proactive in the fight against corruption in his speech during the gathering with the Filipino community at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City in Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates his assurance to stop corruption in government in his speech during the gathering with the Filipino community at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/ Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect before a crowd of Overseas Filipino Workers who gathered at the Lusail Sports Arena in Lusail City, Qatar on April 15, 2017 to meet with the president. TOTO LOZANO/ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the stage with Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and members of the President’s delegation during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect before his supporters upon his arrival at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the query of a Bahraini businessman during the Capital Club Business Meeting at the Capital Club in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa listens as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the Capital Club Business Meeting at the Capital Club in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the Capital Club Business Meeting at the Capital Club in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte grants a photo opportunity as he is swarmed by supporters upon his arrival in Doha, Qatar on April 14, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial upon his arrival in Doha, Qatar on April 14, 2017. Qatar is the last leg of the President’s series of visits to the Middle East following successful visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. RENE LUMAWAG/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh-Al Sada, upon his arrival at the Emiri Terminal Hamad International Airport in Qatar on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with an official of Bahrain before boarding Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 bound for Qatar following a successful visit to Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte walks past the honor guards before boarding Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 bound for Qatar following a successful visit to Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation sing the Philippine national anthem during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh-Al Sada and Qatar Chief of Protocol Abdullah Bin Ali Alsaleti upon his arrival at the Emiri Terminal Hamad International Airport in Qatar on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by the Qatar Chief of Protocol Abdullah Bin Ali Alsaleti upon his arrival at the Emiri Terminal Hamad International Airport in Qatar on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect before boarding Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 bound for Qatar following a successful visit to Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves farewell to well-wishers before boarding Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 bound for Qatar following a successful visit to Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves farewell to his supporters after delivering his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
 | 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is swarmed by supporters after delivering his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expresses his utmost concern for the Overseas Filipino Workers in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is swarmed by supporters upon his arrival at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017 for the meeting with the Filipino community. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
Elated supporters of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wave the Philippine flaglets as the President took center stage during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urges the Filipinos to be more assertive of their rights in dealing with corrupt government officials in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings along with a performer who sang one of his favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ in an intermission number during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR. /Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises his fist as he takes the center stage during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
The Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain is jam-packed with supporters of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who have flocked in anticipation for the President’s arrival on April 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo 

 

   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh-Al Sada and Qatar Chief of Protocol Abdullah Bin Ali Alsaleti upon his arrival at the Emiri Terminal Hamad International Airport in Qatar on April 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR. /Presidential Photo 
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa as he watches a racing event on the sidelines of a meeting at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa during a meeting at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is swarmed by supporters upon his arrival at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017 for the meeting with the Filipino community.ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings along with a performer who sang one of his favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ in an intermission number during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates that he is bent on fulfilling his campaign promises in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017.  ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the Capital Club Business Meeting at the Capital Club in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Court of the Crown Prince, Adviser on Political and Economic Affairs Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa during the Capital Club Business Meeting at the Capital Club in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine national anthem during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
Supporters raise their fists while chanting the name of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte upon his arrival at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14, 2017 for the meeting with the Filipino community. REY BBANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises his fist as he takes the center stage during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Khalifa Sports City in Bahrain on April 14,2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a conversation with Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh-Al Sada, upon his arrival at the Emiri Terminal Hamad International Airport in Qatar on April 14, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by the Qatar Chief of Protocol Abdullah Bin Ali Alsaleti upon his arrival at the Emiri Terminal Hamad International Airport in Qatar on April 14, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte assures businessmen that there will be no corruption in his regime during his speech at the Philippine-Qatar business forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/Presidential Photo
   
Qatari businessmen listen to President Rodrigo Duterte during the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte encourages businessmen to invest in the Philippines during his speech at the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the history of Philippines and Mindanao at the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech at the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte encourages businessmen to invest in the Philippines during his speech at the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez at the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017 . TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Qatari businessmen during the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum on April 15, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte grants Moro women who ask for a selfie on his way to the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte mingles with overseas Filipino worker on his way to meet with Qatari businessmen in Doha, Qatar on April 15, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the exchange of signed agreements between the representatives of the Philippines and Bahrain during a ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa upon entering the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain for the signing of agreements ceremony on April 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is introduced to the different Ministers of Bahrain and members of the Royal Family upon his arrival at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa as he walks past the honor guards during the welcome ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is ushered by His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain for the signing of agreements ceremony on April 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa as he sings the Philippine national anthem during the welcome ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is ushered by His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain for the signing of agreements ceremony on April 13, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony of agreements between the Philippines and Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is introduced to the different Ministers of Bahrain and members of the Royal Family upon his arrival at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony of agreements between the Philippines and Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa witness the exchange of signed agreements between Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary Enrique Manalo and Bahrain Minister of Finance Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa during a ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. The signed agreement amends the convention between both countries for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa as he walks past the honor guards during the welcome ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa as he sings the Philippine national anthem during the welcome ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Bahrain Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed exchange signed agreements during a ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. The signed agreement intends to amend and supplement the Air Services Agreement between both countries. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets the Ministers of Bahrain during a lunch hosted by His Royal Highness Shaikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is treated to a lunch by His Royal Highness Shaikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses with the staff of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain on April 13, 2017 where he was treated to a lunch by His Royal Highness Shaikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with officers of the Nader & Ebrahim Sons of Hassan Company W.L.L. before the start of their meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the signing of agreements between AMA Group Holdings Corporation Founder Dr. Amable Aguiluz V and Nader & Ebrahim Sons of Hassan Company W.L.L. Chairman Ebrahim Hassan Mubarak Al Ameer during a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. Both parties agreed to expand their agricultural operation in Mindanao, particularly in Davao. Also in the photo are Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez and Philippines Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso Ver. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the exchange of signed agreements between AMA Group Holdings Corporation Founder Dr. Amable Aguiluz V and Nader & Ebrahim Sons of Hassan Company W.L.L. Chairman Ebrahim Hassan Mubarak Al Ameer during a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. Both parties agreed to expand their agricultural operation in Mindanao, particularly in Davao. Also in the photo are Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez and Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso Ver. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is introduced to the different Ministers of Bahrain and members of the Royal Family upon his arrival at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa witness the signing of agreements between Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Bahrain Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed during a ceremony at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. The signed agreement intends to amend and supplement the Air Services Agreement between both countries. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony of agreements between the Philippines and Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace in Bahrain on April 13, 2017. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa during their meeting at the VIP Lounge of the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. Bahrain is the second leg of the President’s series of visits to three countries in the Middle East after he has made a successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa during their meeting at the VIP Lounge of the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens intently as an Overseas Filipino Worker voices out her hardships while working abroad during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates that he is bent on fulfilling the promises he declared during the campaign period in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urges Filipinos to take part in his anti-corruption drive in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings along with an Overseas Filipino Worker who sang one of his favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ in an intermission number during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
Members of the Filipino Community based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are moved to tears as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expressed his compassion towards his fellow countrymen in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine national anthem during the meeting with the Filipino Community based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. Also in the photo is Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary Enrique Manalo. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves to well-wishers while disembarking from the Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with members of his delegation while onboard Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 bound for Bahrain on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves goodbye as he boards Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 after capping off a successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. The President then proceeded to Bahrain, which is the second leg of a series of visits to three countries in the Middle East. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte grants Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III the opportunity to respond to the queries of the Overseas Filipino Workers based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the middle of his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his delegation sing the national anthem during the meeting with the Filipino Community based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is swarmed by supporters upon his arrival at the Marriot Hotel for the meeting with the Filipino Community based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect to the Filipino Community based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia whom he met at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III waves to well-wishers before entering the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017 for a meeting with Shura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Bin Muhammad Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh. The Labor Secretary, under the guidance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been instrumental to the repatriation of the ‘runaway’ Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as he engaged in talks with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Labor. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa as he walks past the honor guards upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. Bahrain is the second leg of the President’s series of visits to three countries in the Middle East after he has made a successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a warm welcome upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. Bahrain is the second leg of the President’s series of visits to three countries in the Middle East after he has made a successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa and Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso Ver upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa during their meeting at the VIP Lounge of the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. Bahrain is the second leg of the President’s series of visits to three countries in the Middle East after he has made a successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is offered a snack during the meeting with the officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce at their office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with an official of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce upon his arrival at their office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by an official of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce upon his arrival at their office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on April 12, 2017. Bahrain is the second leg of the President’s series of visits to three countries in the Middle East after he has made a successful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received applause from the officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce after he assured that the Philippines is a conducive environment for Saudi Arabian businesses to thrive in his speech during the meeting with the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce at their office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo 
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017 for a meeting with the officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises his fist as he took the center stage during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as supporters welcome him upon his arrival at the Marriot Hotel for the meeting with the Filipino Community based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | Supporters of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wave Philippine flaglets upon the President’s arrival at the Marriot Hotel for the meeting with the Filipino Community based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte grants Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III the opportunity to respond to the queries of the Overseas Filipino Workers based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the middle of his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh on April 12, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates that he has the sworn duty to protect the Filipinos in his speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with members of his cabinet during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte displays a gesture of respect as he took the center stage during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a token from officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce following a fruitful meeting at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017.  ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assures the officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce that the Philippines is a safe and conducive environment for their businesses to thrive in his speech during the meeting at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017.  ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and officials of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce listen as Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez delivers a message during their meeting at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017.  ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is swarmed by supporters upon his arrival at the Marriot Hotel for the meeting with the Filipino Community based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who pays a courtesy call on the President at the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. The courtesy call is held following the President’s successful visit to King Salman bin Abdulazziz Al Saud at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on the same day. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte is ushered to the presidential car by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud after the President visited His Majesty’s residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the representatives of their respective governments during a ceremony at His Majesty’s residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. The MOUs include Political Consultations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign of Affairs and Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs, Labor Cooperation for General Workers Recruitment and Employment and the cooperation program between the Philippine Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte engages in a conversation with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a bilateral meeting held at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Duterte is given a tour by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | 3 | President Rodrigo Duterte is accompanied by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the welcome ceremony at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
The national flag of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are hoisted side by side all over Riyadh for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s state visit on April 11, 2017.ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the officers of the Royal Saudi Air Force before boarding a helicopter going to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim for a series of meetings on April 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks with members of his delegation as he prepares to meet Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar meets with his counterpart from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Culture and Media Adel Al-Toraifi on the sidelines of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s state visit on April 11, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali Bin Nasser Al-Ghafis in a courtesy call on the President at the King Saud Guest Palace, Riyadh on April 11, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Culture and Media Adel Al-Toraifi  in a courtesy call on the President at the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/Presidential Photo
   
| 1 | 2 | 3 | President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Culture and Media Adel Al-Toraifi in a courtesy call on the President at the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali Bin Nasser Al-Ghafis during a courtesy call at the European Saloon of King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with some members of his delegation including Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Special Envoy to the Middle East Roy Cimatu, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, and Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos while waiting for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali Bin Nasser Al-Ghafis at the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte along with members of his delegation meets with Senior Officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a courtesy call at the European Saloon of the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo
   
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Senior Officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a courtesy call at the European Saloon of the King Saud Guest Palace in Riyadh on April 11, 2017. Also in the photo is Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary Enrique Manalo. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo