President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Delivers Pre-departure Speech at the Davao International Airport

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte emphasizes how Japan has been supporting the country in its pursuit of peace and development in Mindanao during his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017 prior to his departure for a two-day visit to Japan. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte runs down the agenda of his two-day visit to Japan during a speech prior to his departure at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017. The President said he is set to have an audience with His Majesty Emperor Akihito while he is also set to meet with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as business leaders in Tokyo. He then expressed his optimism for a more strenghtened Philippine-Japanese relations. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors prior to his departure at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017 for a two-day visit to Japan. Accompanying the President is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with military honors prior to his departure at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on October 29, 2017 for a two-day visit to Japan. Accompanying the President is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO