President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Attends ASEAN Business Awards

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion as he joins in the raising and waiving of symbols during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. The symbolic gesture and the singing of the song ‘Hand in Hand’ signifies unity and reinforcing the slogan of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council dubbed ‘Prosperity for All’. RENE LUMAWAG/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) economic ministers and ASEAN Business Advisory Council members during the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the table with his Cabinet officials as well as members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Advisory Council and ASEAN economic ministers during the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez who introduces the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Lê Lương Minh and his counterparts from the ASEAN member-states during the courtesy call of the ASEAN economic ministers on the President prior to the start of the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. SIMEON CELI/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins in the raising and waiving of symbols during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. The symbolic gesture and the singing of the song ‘Hand in Hand’ signifies unity and reinforcing the slogan of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council dubbed ‘Prosperity for All’.RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hands over the award to Udenna Corporation founder Dennis Uy who is merited as the lone Young Entrepreneur of the Year awardee during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. The President who led the awarding to the 30 awardees is assisted by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, and Philippine ASEAN Business Advisory Council members Tessie Sy-Coson and George Barcelon. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers do the symbolic gesture as they pose for a photo prior to the start of the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his keynote speech during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017, hails the awardees for their respective contributions to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN Economic Community. He then ended his speech by urging the ASEAN member-states to continue supporting local businesses through governmental and private endeavors so that it would be easier for them to thrive and contribute to the country and the region’s development. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Most Promising ASEAN Companies Award to JG Summit Holdings Inc., represented by its founder and Chairman Emeritus John Gokongwei Jr., during the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. The President who led the awarding to the 30 awardees is assisted by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, and Philippine ASEAN Business Advisory Council members Tessie Sy-Coson and George Barcelon. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bestows the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Advisory Council Honorary Award to Jose Concepcion Jr. who is recognised as one of those who helped the country play an integral role in the ASEAN economic community during the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. The President who led the awarding to the 30 awardees is assisted by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers prior to the start of the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez who introduces the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Lê Lương Minh and his counterparts from the ASEAN member-states during the courtesy call of the ASEAN economic ministers on the President prior to the start of the ASEAN Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez engage in a discussion prior to the start of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS