President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells at the Balangiga Auditorium in Eastern Samar on December 15, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines President Archbishop Romulo Valles upon his arrival at the Balangiga Auditorium in Eastern Samar to witness to the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells on December 15, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets one of the guests during the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells at the Balangiga Auditorium in Eastern Samar on December 15, 2018. Also in the photo is Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from United States Deputy Chief of Mission John Law to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at the Balangiga Auditorium in Eastern Samar on December 15, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to Balangiga Mayor Randy Graza at the Balangiga Auditorium in Eastern Samar on December 15, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from United States Deputy Chief of Mission John Law to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at the Balangiga Auditorium in Eastern Samar on December 15, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO