President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Christmas Party with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a good laugh with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), soldiers wounded in action (WIA), and children of Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) personnel during a presentation at their Christmas Party held at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. Joining the President are AFP Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Presidential Adviser for Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero and Social and Welfare Development Secretary Rolando Bautista. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte embraces one of the soldiers during the Christmas Party with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), soldiers wounded in action (WIA), and children of Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) personnel held at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte embraces a child who is among the guests during the Christmas Party with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), soldiers wounded in action (WIA), and children of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) personnel at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. Accompanying the President is Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Children of Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) personnel pay their respects to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte by doing the traditional “mano po”, during the Christmas Party with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), soldiers wounded in action (WIA), and children of WestMinCom personnel at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during the Christmas Party held in their honor at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with a soldier wounded in action (WIA) during the Christmas Party with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), soldiers wounded in action (WIA), and children of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) personnel at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. Accompanying the President is Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte embraces a child who was among the guests during the Christmas Party with the Sergeant Majors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), soldiers wounded in action (WIA), and children of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) personnel at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. Accompanying the President is Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte checks out the prosthetic hand of a soldier wounded in action (WIA) during the Christmas Party held on their honor at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pays respect to a soldier wounded in action (WIA) with a prosthetic hand during the Christmas Party held in their honor at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for posterity with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista, Presidential Adviser for Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, and some of the children who were among the guests during the Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 20, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO