President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the 17th Cabinet Meeting, receives the Credentials of Ambassador Designates, and meets with US Secretary of State and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with members of his Cabinet, which included National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea following the meeting with Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with members of his Cabinet, which included National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea following the meeting with Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces the members of his Cabinet to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left) US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces the members of his Cabinet to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left) US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. Joining the US Secretary of State is US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. Joining the US Secretary of State is US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Commonwealth of Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar does the signature pose during a photo opportunity with members of the media on the sidelines of the President's events at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RORIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar does the signature pose during a photo opportunity with members of the media on the sidelines of the President’s events at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RORIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Chile Jose Miguel Capdevila at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Chile Jose Miguel Capdevila at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Austria Bita Rasoulian at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Austria Bita Rasoulian at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Colombia Victor Hugo Echeverri Jaramillo before the latter submitted his credentials to the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Colombia Victor Hugo Echeverri Jaramillo before the latter submitted his credentials to the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of India Jaideep Mazumdar at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the credentials of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of India Jaideep Mazumdar at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea welcomes US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea welcomes US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces his Cabinet to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte introduces his Cabinet to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO