President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018, urged the Filipinos not only to honor the heroes but also to emulate the values that they have displayed. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea upon his arrival at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City as he leads the commemorative rites during the National Heroes’ Day on August 27, 2018. Also in the photo are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier as he leads the wreath-laying ceremony during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier to lead the wreath-laying ceremony during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. Joining the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr., and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with a member of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines on the sidelines of the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia on the sidelines of the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. Joining the President on stage are Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Sec. UBong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the members of the Kampilan Veterans Association Inc. on the sidelines of the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier as he leads the wreath-laying ceremony during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on August 27, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO