President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Leads the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Cambodia Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Samdech Pichey Sena tea Banh who is among the Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Indonesia Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu who is among the Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Lao PDR Minister of National Defense Chansamone Chanyalath who is among the Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Singapore Permanent Secretary of Defense Chan Yeng Kit who is among the Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prawit Wongsuwan who is among the Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets ASEAN Deputy Secretary General VP Hirubalan who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo is Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets People’s Republic of China Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets India Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets New Zealand Deputy Secretary of Defense Anthony Lynch who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Song Young-Moo who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets US Secretary of Defense James Mattis who were among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with United States of America Defense Secretary James Mattis who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks before the ASEAN Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Among the topics discussed include the strengthening of the regional security, cybersecurity, and the war on drugs. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with United States of America Defense Secretary James Mattis who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Joining Mattis is US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with United States of America Defense Secretary James Mattis who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Joining Mattis is US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with United States of America Defense Secretary James Mattis who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Joining Mattis is US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets the defense officials of the Russian Federation led by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Joining the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Joining the President are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks before the ASEAN Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Among the topics discussed include the strengthening of the regional security, cybersecurity, and the war on drugs. Joining the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks before the ASEAN Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Among the topics discussed include the strengthening of the regional security, cybersecurity, and the war on drugs. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks before the ASEAN Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Among the topics discussed include the strengthening of the regional security, cybersecurity, and the war on drugs. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Brunei Darussalam Minister of Energy and Industry Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Indonesia Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Lao PDR Minister of National Defense Chansamone Chanyalath who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Malaysia Minister of National Defense Dato Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Myanmar Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Sein Win who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Japan Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera who is among the dialogue partners who joined the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets People’s Republic of China Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan who is among the Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks before the ASEAN Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Among the topics discussed include the strengthening of the regional security, cybersecurity, and the war on drugs. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks before the ASEAN Defence Ministers who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Among the topics discussed include the strengthening of the regional security, cybersecurity, and the war on drugs. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who paid a courtesy call on the President on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Vietnam Minister of National Defense General Ngo Xuan Lich who is among the Defense Ministers who paid who paid a courtesy call on the President during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO