President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Turnover of Emergency Vehicles and 16th STCPD Founding Anniversary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, officials from different local government units in Mindanao as well as personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection during the turnover ceremony for the emergency vehicles at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Covered Court in Davao City on March 23, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds as surrenderees from the New People’s Army are presented during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Salvador Mison, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) Executive Chair Datu Roel Ali Sr. after the latter delivered his welcome remarks during the 16th founding anniversary of STCPD at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo is Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chair Eduardo del Rosario. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after delivering his speech during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the firearms surrendered by the rebel returnees from the New People’s Army during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, STCPD Executive Chair Datu Roel Ali Sr. and Housing and Urband Development Coordinating Council Chair Eduardo del Rosario. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the firearms surrendered by the rebel returnees from the New People’s Army during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are STCPD Executive Chair Datu Roel Ali Sr., Housing and Urband Development Coordinating Council Chair Eduardo del Rosario and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
A total of 17 emergency vehicles composed of 14 ambulance units, two pumper trucks and a rescue truck were turned over by the Government of Japan during a ceremony at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Covered Court in Davao City on March 23, 2018. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally accepted the emergency vehicles from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippine Koji Haneda. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
A total of 17 emergency vehicles composed of 14 ambulance units, two pumper trucks and a rescue truck were turned over by the Government of Japan during a ceremony at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Covered Court in Davao City on March 23, 2018. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally accepted the emergency vehicles from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippine Koji Haneda. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
A total of 17 emergency vehicles composed of 14 ambulance units, two pumper trucks and a rescue truck were turned over by the Government of Japan during a ceremony at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Covered Court in Davao City on March 23, 2018. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally accepted the emergency vehicles from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippine Koji Haneda. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the blessing of the 17 emergency vehicles turned over by the Government of Japan during a ceremony at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Covered Court in Davao City on March 23, 2018. Joining the President are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect to Father Emmanuel Gonzaga after the latter led the blessing rites for the 17 emergency vehicles turned over by the Government of Japan during a ceremony at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Covered Court in Davao City on March 23, 2018. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018, criticizes the idea of a coalition government proposed by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for he believes that it would bypass the democratic process of electing a leader which is chosen by the people. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Salvador Mison, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año and the surrenderees from the New People’s Army during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after delivering his speech during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the firearms surrendered by the rebel returnees from the New People’s Army during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are STCPD Executive Chair Datu Roel Ali Sr., Housing and Urband Development Coordinating Council Chair Eduardo del Rosario and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO