President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Graces the Opening Ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds as he is serenaded by singers Hannah Castillo and Christiani Rebada who performed a rendition of one of the President’s favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds as he is serenaded by singers Hannah Castillo and Christiani Rebada who performed a rendition of one of the President’s favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is serenaded by singers Hannah Castillo and Christiani Rebada who performed a rendition of one of the President’s favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is serenaded by singers Hannah Castillo and Christiani Rebada who performed a rendition of one of the President’s favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017, reiterates his order to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to take over all anti-illegal drug operations. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose in a photo opportunity with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, and the mayors of the municipalities and cities of Negros Oriental during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose in a photo opportunity with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, and the mayors of the municipalities and cities of Negros Oriental during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo on the sidelines of the Buglasan Festival 2017 opening ceremonies at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Cynthia Makasiar Sikat who received the Outstanding Oriental Negrense Award for Law and Jurisprudence on behalf of her father Former Supreme Court Justice Felix Makasiar during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo is Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. RICARD MADELO/PRESDIENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Outstanding Oriental Negrense Awardee for Science and Environment Dr. Hilconida Calumpong during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo is Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. RICARD MADELO/PRESDIENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way on stage to kick off the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte applauds as he is serenaded by singers Hannah Castillo and Christiani Rebada who performed a rendition of one of the President’s favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. Also in the photo is Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017, reiterates his vow to beef up the capabilities of the government security forces before his term ends. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte cracks a joke while delivering his speech during the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. The President reiterates his vow to beef up the capabilities of the government security forces before his term ends. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the Oriental Negrenses who attended the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the Oriental Negrenses who attended the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with Mary Joy and Dionesio Piñero, parents of the late 21-year-old Nikki Piñero, following his attendance to the opening ceremonies of the Buglasan Festival 2017 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on October 13, 2017. The 21-year-old, who was four months pregnant, was allegedly stabbed to death by Michael Manayon who was high on drugs when he committed the crime on April 2, 2017. Also killed in the incident is Piñero’s 17-year-old friend Loreen Ramirez. The President then vowed to serve justice for the victims. SAP CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE GO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO