President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes centerstage during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proceedings during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. Also in the photo is Davao City Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza on the sidelines of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the stage with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega, and Davao City Councilor Dr. Mary Joselle Villafuerte during the SPMC Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is given a tour in the photo exhibit by Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega, during the SPMC Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017, explains how he puts utmost importance to the health sector of the country as he enumerates various contributions to government hospitals. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Health Secretarty Paulyn Ubial on the sidelines of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017, reiterates his apprehension over the lowest bid in government contracts citing that it is one of the primary roots of corruption. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017, reiterates his apprehension over the lowest bid in government contracts citing that it is one of the primary roots of corruption. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017, explains how he puts utmost importance to the health sector of the country as he enumerates various contributions to government hospitals. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte watches the audio-video presentation during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. Also in the photo are Davao City Councilor Dr. Mary Joselle Villafuerte, SPMC Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes centerstage during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine national anthem during the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Centennial Celebration at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 11, 2017. Also in the photo are Davao City Councilor Dr. Mary Joselle Villafuerte, SPMC Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO