President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018, expresses his gratitude to China for funding the construction of the two bridges. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, and officials from the Chinese Communications Construction Corporation during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the message of Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018. Assisting the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018. Assisting the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with members of his cabinet on the sidelines of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge groundbreaking ceremony in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018. Also in the photo are Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President Vivencio Dizon, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with members of his cabinet on the sidelines of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge groundbreaking ceremony in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018. Also in the photo are Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO