President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Conferment of the Presidential Medal of Merit, 2018 Philippine Heritage Awards, Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA), and National Artists Awards at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine national anthem during the conferment ceremonies of the Presidential Medal of Merit and National Artist Awards and the 2018 Philippine Heritage Awards and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. Joining the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chair Virgilio Almario. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a token from Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awardee for Master of Mabal Tabih Yabing Masalon Dulo during the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. Assisting the President is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Presidential Medal of Merit on Filipina painter Araceli Limcaco Dans during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. Joining the President is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the 2018 Philippine Heritage Award for Adaptive Reuse on Rizal Park Hotel Chairman Simon Paz during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. Joining the President is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the National Artist Award for Music on Raymundo Cayabyab during the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates National Artist Awardee for Architecture and Allied Arts Francisco Mañosa during the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with National Artist Awardee for Architecture and Allied Arts Francisco Mañosa while posing for a photo with other National Artist Awardees during the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the National Artist Awardees following the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with National Artist Awardee for Film and Broadcast Arts Eric ‘Kidlat Tahimik’ De Guia during the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO