President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Opening Ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2018

Special Assistant to the President waves to the participants of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 as he joins President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in the opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Bantay, Ilocos Sur Mayor Samuel Parilla II and Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Councilor Luis Singson. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Councilor Luis Singson, Bantay, Ilocos Sur Mayor Samuel Parilla II, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada and participants of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 during the opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Councilor Luis Singson, Bantay, Ilocos Sur Mayor Samuel Parilla II, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada and participants of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 during the opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go chats with Dolores, Abra Mayor Robert Seares Jr. and supporters upon their arrival at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the young athletes during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Bantay Ilocos Sur Mayor Samuel Parilla II. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018, acknowledges the efforts of the young athletes citing that their participation in the annual sports spectacle is the beginning of their greater participation in nation-building. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go strikes President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signature pose with Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioners Ramon Fernandez and Charles Maxey and other PSC officials on the sidelines of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Supporters of Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go cheer upon the arrival of Go at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go strikes President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signature pose with the delegates from Davao City who joined the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Bantay, Ilocos Sur Mayor Samuel Parilla II, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada and participants of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 during the opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go interacts with supporters on the sidelines of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go chats with Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Councilor Luis Singson on the sidelines of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go pose for a photo with supporters upon their arrival at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go greets Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson and Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Councilor Luis Singson upon his arrival at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 on April 15, 2018. ARCEL VALDRERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Southeast Asian Games multi-medalist Elma Muros Posadas and 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist in weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz on the sidelines of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Filipino bowling legend Rafael Nepumoceno, Southeast Asian Games multi-medalist Elma Muros Posadas, 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist in weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz and officials from the Philippine Sports Commission on the sidelines of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018. Also in the photo are Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO