President Rodrigo Roa Duterte exchanges pleasantries with Japanese Embassy Economic Minister Masahiro Nakata after the ceremonial turnover of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on July 8, 2021.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte exchanges pleasantries with Japanese Embassy Economic Minister Masahiro Nakata after the ceremonial turnover of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on July 8, 2021. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
The crates containing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses are carefully unloaded from a commercial airline at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City prior to the ceremonial turnover on July 8, 2021. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte affixes a “Resbakuna” sticker on one of the crates containing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as he welcomes the arrival of more than 1-million doses donated by the government of Japan at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on July 8, 2021. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with (left to right) Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy Robert E. A. Borje, Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (PAPRU) and National Task Force against Coronavirus Disease-2019 (NTF COVID-19) chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., Japanese Embassy Economic Minister Masahiro Nakata, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, and National Task Force against Covid-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vivencio Dizon during the arrival of more than 1-million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by the government of Japan at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on July 8, 2021. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens as Japanese Embassy Economic Minister Masahiro Nakata delivers his message during the ceremonial turnover of more than 1-million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by the government of Japan at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on July 8, 2021. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO