President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Gawad Saka 2017 and Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Awarding Ceremony

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates Laguindingan Mayor Diosdado Taroy Obsioma who received the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Outstanding Coastal Communities Grand Winner award during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Organic Agriculture Farmer Dewey Albufera during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Small Farmer Engr. Rene Hermo during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with John Michael Gerance who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Farmer/Fisherfolk Family on behalf of his brother Ruben Gerance during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Ma. Arlene Toledo who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Young Farmer/Fisherfolk Organization on behalf of Tigbao 4-H Club during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Gawad Saka 2017 and Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 awarding ceremony at the Malacañang Palace on April 5, 2018, recognizes the contribution of the farmers and fisherfolks to the development of the Philippines. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Agricultural Researcher Berly Tatoy during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Agricultural Scientist on Emma Sales during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Agri-Entrepreneur on Perla Escaba during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Jovita Concales who received Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Brgy. Food Terminal Non-LGU Category Award on behalf of the Benabaye Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Municipal/City Agricultural and Fishery Council Award on Hubert Baynas who received the award on behalf of the Canaman Municipal Agriculture and Fishery Council during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Fisherfolk Aquaculture Fisheries awardee Vivian Taniza during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Large Animal Raiser Charlemagne Acierto during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Fisherfolk (Capture Fisheries) Richard Aquino during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Marieta Rodulfo who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Rural Improvement Club award on behalf of the Sto. Domingo Rural Improvement Club during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Coconut Farmer Gerardo Cordero during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates Misamis Oriental Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council Representative Mario Jamis who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Outstanding Coastal Communities Hall of Fame award on Cortes, Surigao del Sur Mayor William Angos during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Coconut Farmer Gerardo Cordero during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Sugarcane Farmer Richard Biraquit during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding High Value Crops Farmer Edwin Mag-isa during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Small Animal Raiser Wilfredo Britanico during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Corn Farmer Felix Ancheta during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Laguindingan Mayor Diosdado Taroy Obsioma who received the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Outstanding Coastal Communities Grand Winner award during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Hubert Baynas who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Municipal/City Agricultural and Fishery Council Award on behalf of the Canaman Municipal Agriculture and Fishery Council during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Vivencio Agcaoili who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council Award on behalf of the Gonzaga Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Calatagan, Batangas Mayor Oliver Palacio who received the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Special Award during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President are Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Claveria, Cagayan Mayor Celia Layus who received the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Outstanding Coastal Communities Second Runner-up award during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2017 Outstanding Coastal Communities First Runner-up award on the local government of Palompon, Leyte which was received by Mayor Ramon Oñate and Vice Mayor Myra Arevalo during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Also in the photo is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Mario Jamis who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council on behalf of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Rice Farmer Nemencio Concepcion during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Young Farmer/Fisherfolk Joysen Bumanglag during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Mary Jane Salazar who received the Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Brgy. Food Terminal (LGU Category) award on behalf of the Tuyo Barangay Food Terminal during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Jovita Concales who received Gawad Saka 2017 Outstanding Brgy. Food Terminal Non-LGU Category Award on behalf of the Benabaye Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative during the awarding ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on April 5, 2018. Joining the President is Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO