President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers Queries from the Malacañang Press Corps

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview with the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) at the Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park in Manila on August 21, 2017, assures the public that he will let the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation on the death of a 17-year-old boy in an anti-illegal drug operation run its course. He further stated that if the police operatives are found guilty, they will have to go to jail. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview with the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) at the Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park in Manila on August 21, 2017, announces that Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director Isidro Lapeña is now the head of the Bureau of Customs after he has accepted the resignation of the embattled former BOC Chief Nicanor Faeldon. He then declared that Police Regional Office (PRO)-3 Director Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino will replace Lapeña as head of PDEA. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview with the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) at the Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park in Manila on August 21, 2017, announces that he is searching for a competent secretary who will replace former Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo. He added that he is looking for an official who has a genuine empathy for the poor and marginalized and is committed to addressing their plights. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO