President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Awarding of the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and PNP Medal of Valor to the SAF 44

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte jokingly calls Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as senator while he also asks Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa in jest whether he would like to be referred to as senator or governor as he shares a light moment with them prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he arrives at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace for the awarding of the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and Philippine National Police (PNP) Medal of Valor to the 44 fallen troops from the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) on April 17, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go chats with Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to the start of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. ARCEL VALDERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte jokingly calls Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as senator while he also asks Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa in jest whether he would like to be referred to as senator or governor as he shares a light moment with them prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte posthumously awards the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and the PNP Medal of Valor to Karl Viernes, son of the late Police Officer Oliebeth Viernes, one of the 44 fallen troops from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) during a ceremony at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Arkie Cordero, son of the late Police Officer Roger Cordero, one of the 44 fallen troops from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and the PNP Medal of Valor at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo are Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the awarding of the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and Philippine National Police (PNP) Medal of Valor to the 44 fallen troops from the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018, gives his assurance that justice will be attained for the fallen heroes while their kins will continue to receive welfare assistance programs from the government. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte comforts Gianne Cabanlet, daughter of the late Police Officer 3 Godofredo Cabanlet, one of the 44 fallen troops of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and the PNP Medal of Valor at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo are Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and the late police officer’s wife Zilsa Cabanlet. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with the kin of the 44 fallen troops of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal and the PNP Medal of Valor at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO