President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a handover ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with leukemia patient John Paul Cuilao who was granted a chance meeting with the President as the boy celebrated his birthday at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. Before meeting the President, Sec. Go. had previously visited John Paul at the Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City where he extended assistance to the boy and other pediatric patients. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures his respect to Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines President Archbishop Romulo Valles who met with the President at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO