President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives words of encouragement to the New People’s Army surrenderees, who were presented before the President during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives words of encouragement to the New People’s Army surrenderees, who were presented before the President during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inspection of the firearms recovered from the New People’s Army, which were presented during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Accompanying the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and EastMinCom Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with a tribal leader on the sidelines of the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and EastMinCom Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inspection of the firearms recovered from the New People’s Army, which were presented during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Accompanying the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, and EastMinCom Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates one of the awardees during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards the Kalinaw Plaque to the 1001IB Commander Colonel Gilbert Saret during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the awardees during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards the Kalinaw Streamer to one of the outstanding Philippine Army units during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM), Naval Station Felix Apolinario (NSFA) in Panacan, Davao City on August 23, 2018, urges the members of the New People’s Army to go back to the folds of the law as he assures that they will be provided with ample assistance for their reintegration. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO