President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets the National Scientists in attendance during the conferment ceremony of the Order of National Scientist on Dr. Emil Javier at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2020.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a bow before the guests during the conferment ceremony of the Order of National Scientists on Dr. Emil Javier at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2020. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña during the conferment ceremony of the Order of National Scientist on Dr. Emil Javier at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2020. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media following the conferment ceremony of the Order of National Scientist on Dr. Emil Javier at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2020. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media following the conferment ceremony of the Order of National Scientist on Dr. Emil Javier at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2020. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO