President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attends National Heroes Day Commemoration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows his soft side as he embraces a child who is the daughter of one of the government troopers who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Medal during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to lay the wreath in honor of the heroes who served the country during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal to Ozamiz City Police Director Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Espenido is hailed for his successful anti-illegal drug operations in Ozamiz City. The President has then reassigned Espenido to Iloilo City. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte turns emotional as an audio-visual presentation honoring the fallen heroes who risked their lives in the battle to reclaim Marawi City was shown during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Taguig City Mayor Maria Laarni Cayetano, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, and National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte walks past the honor guards upon his arrival at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City for his attendance to the National Heroes Day Commemoration on August 28, 2017. Joining the President is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does the Boy Scouts of the Philippines salute as he interacts with the boy scouts who attended the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte mingles with the war veterans on the sidelines of the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
(From left) Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año, Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda, and Philippine Air Force Chief Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina salutes to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte upon the commander-in-chief’s arrival at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City for the National Heroes Day Commemoration on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte walks past the honor guards upon his arrival at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City for his attendance to the National Heroes Day Commemoration on August 28, 2017. Joining the President is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo to her position following the foyer honors during the President’s arrival at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City for his attendance to the National Heroes Day Commemoration on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to lay the wreath in honor of the heroes who served the country during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes after laying the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Also in the photo is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes after laying the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Also in the photo is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte turns emotional as an audio-visual presentation honoring the fallen heroes who risked their lives in the battle to reclaim Marawi City was shown during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte turns emotional as an audio-visual presentation honoring the fallen heroes who risked their lives in the battle to reclaim Marawi City was shown during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairman Rene Escalante, and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tries to comfort the wife of one of the government troopers who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Medal during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows his soft side as he kisses a child of one of the government troopers who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Medal during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the government troops during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does the Boy Scouts of the Philippines salute as he interacts with the boy scouts who attended the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a solemn moment while laying the wreath to honor the heroes who have served the country during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tries to comfort the wife of one of the government troopers who were posthumously awarded with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Medal during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO