President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021. With the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, and Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez. The US Defense Secretary is accompanied by US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires John Law, National Security Council Senior Director Edgard Kagan, Department of Defense Chief of Staff Kelly Elizabeth Magsamen, and Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Assistant Secretary Ely Ratner. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021. With the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, and Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez. The US Defense Secretary is accompanied by US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires John Law, National Security Council Senior Director Edgard Kagan, Department of Defense Chief of Staff Kelly Elizabeth Magsamen, and Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Assistant Secretary Ely Ratner. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021. With the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, and Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez. The US Defense Secretary is accompanied by US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires John Law, National Security Council Senior Director Edgard Kagan, Department of Defense Chief of Staff Kelly Elizabeth Magsamen, and Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Assistant Secretary Ely Ratner. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III during a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañang Palace on July 29, 2021. With the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, and Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez. The US Defense Secretary is accompanied by US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires John Law, National Security Council Senior Director Edgard Kagan, Department of Defense Chief of Staff Kelly Elizabeth Magsamen, and Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Assistant Secretary Ely Ratner. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO