President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves to the guests upon his arrival at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for his attendance to the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas on February 25, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets one of the guests during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas National President Faustino Dy V upon his arrival at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for his attendance to the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas on February 25, 2019. Accompanying the President are Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves to the guests upon his arrival at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for his attendance to the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas on February 25, 2019. Accompanying the President is Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on the sidelines of the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a groufie with Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas National President Faustino Dy V and other guests during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets the guests during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets the guests during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Guests listen intently as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO