President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana prior to the start of a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for posterity with some of officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for posterity with some of officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets an officer from the security sector prior to the start of a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020. The President discussed security matters regarding the country's contingency measures to ensure the safety of the Filipinos based in the Middle East amid the potential tension between USA and Iran. He also directed concerned agencies to prepare for any eventualities and possible impact on the country. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets an officer from the security sector prior to the start of a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020. The President discussed security matters regarding the country’s contingency measures to ensure the safety of the Filipinos based in the Middle East amid the potential tension between USA and Iran. He also directed concerned agencies to prepare for any eventualities and possible impact on the country. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets an officer from the security sector prior to the start of a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020. The President discussed security matters regarding the country's contingency measures to ensure the safety of the Filipinos based in the Middle East amid the potential tension between USA and Iran. He also directed concerned agencies to prepare for any eventualities and possible impact on the country. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets an officer from the security sector prior to the start of a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 5, 2020. The President discussed security matters regarding the country’s contingency measures to ensure the safety of the Filipinos based in the Middle East amid the potential tension between USA and Iran. He also directed concerned agencies to prepare for any eventualities and possible impact on the country. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO