President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after issuing the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after issuing the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II on the sidelines of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) issuance ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for posterity with Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, and the officials of the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) following the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) issuance ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO