President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Graces Bangsamoro Assembly

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar upon his arrival at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao for his attendance to the Bangsamoro Assembly on November 27, 2017. Also in the photo is Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim upon his arrival at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao for his attendance to the Bangsamoro Assembly on November 27, 2017. Also in the photo are Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committe Chairman Yusoph Jikiri, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he approaches center stage during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar in prayer during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins in prayer during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017, announces that he will ask Congress for a special session where Moros as well as Lumads can voice out their concerns on how the historical injustices committed against them would be addressed. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017, declares that Muslims and Christians should unite to preserve the Republic of the Philippines. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins in prayer during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committe Chairman Yusoph Jikiri, and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets one of the guests during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar on the sidelines of the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017, announces that he will ask Congress for a special session where Moros as well as Lumads can voice out their concerns on how the historical injustices committed against them would be addressed. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds after Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar reads the unified manifesto of the Bangsamoro during the Bangsamoro Assembly held at the Old Provincial Capital in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on November 27, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committe Chairman Yusoph Jikiri, and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO