President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Graces 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accorded with foyer honors upon his arrival at the Balangiga Encounter Monument in Eastern Seminar for his attendance to the 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day on September 28, 2017. Accompanying the President is 8th Infantry Division Commander Major General Raul Farnacio SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017, reiterates his stern warning to individuals involved in illegal drug operations as well as government workers w ho are into corrupt practices to stop their illegal activities for they may face harsh consequences. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the Balangiga Encounter Monument during the 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017, reiterates his stern warning to individuals involved in illegal drug operations as well as government workers who are into corrupt practices to stop their illegal activities for they may face harsh consequences. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the Balangiga Encounter Monument after leading the wreath-laying ceremony during the 116th commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017, reiterates his appeal to the US Government to return the Balangiga Bells for it is part of the country’s national heritage. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins in singing the national anthem before leading the wreath-laying ceremony at the Balangiga Encounter Monument during the 116th Commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO