President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the 58th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Southern Leyte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a warm welcome from Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado, Southern Leyte Governor Christopherson Yap, and Southern Leyte Representative Roger Mercado upon his arrival at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City for his attendance to the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte on July 2, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a portrait painting of himself as a token on the sidelines of his attendance to the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recognizes the presence of Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President while delivering his speech during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. Also in the photo are Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Southern Leyte Governor Christopherson Yap, Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado, and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President witness the program proper during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is embraced by the child of one of the guests during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. Also in the photo are Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Southern Leyte Governor Christopherson Yap. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with the members of the Roa clan during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. Joining the President are Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Southern Leyte Governor Christopherson Yap, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Southern Leyte Representative Roger Mercado, Maasin City Mayor Nacional Mercado, and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after delivering his speech during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 58th founding anniversary of the province of Southern Leyte at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Maasin City on July 2, 2018, reiterates his stern warning to the local government officials not to get involved in illegal activities. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO