President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the Grand Celebration of the 50th ASEAN Founding Anniversary and Closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to former President Fidel V. Ramos before presenting the posthumous Order of Lakandula Supremo Award during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. Ramos received the award in behalf of Narciso Ramos who is one of the founding fathers of ASEAN. Also in the photo is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to former President Fidel V. Ramos before presenting the posthumous Order of Lakandula Supremo Award during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. Ramos received the award in behalf of Narciso Ramos who is one of the founding fathers of ASEAN. Also in the photo is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the foreign ministers who participated the  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary Celebration of ASEAN at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the foreign ministers who participated the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary Celebration of ASEAN at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to a holding room following his attendance to the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to a holding room following his attendance to the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017, declares that the ASEAN is ready to conquer the new and emerging challenges that may beset the regional bloc. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017, declares that the ASEAN is ready to conquer the new and emerging challenges that may beset the regional bloc. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and former President Fidel V. Ramos greets former ASEAN Secretary General Rodolfo Severino Jr. during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and former President Fidel V. Ramos greets former ASEAN Secretary General Rodolfo Severino Jr. during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does a thumbs-up gesture as he poses for a photo on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does a thumbs-up gesture as he poses for a photo on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special awardees on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary celebration of ASEAN and the closing of the the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special awardees on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary celebration of ASEAN and the closing of the the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his keynote speech during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his keynote speech during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his keynote speech during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his keynote speech during the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the closing of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the foreign ministers who participated in the  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary Celebration of ASEAN at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the foreign ministers who participated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary Celebration of ASEAN at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the foreign ministers from participating countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting during its closing ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the foreign ministers from participating countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting during its closing ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the foreign ministers from participating countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting during its closing ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the foreign ministers from participating countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting during its closing ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special awardees on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary celebration of ASEAN and the closing of the the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special awardees on the sidelines of the 50th Grand Anniversary celebration of ASEAN and the closing of the the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 8, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO