President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Leads Ceremonial Turnover of Firearms to the AFP

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a solemn time in the invocation during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Joining the President are Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna, and AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a solemn time in the invocation during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Joining the President are Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna, and AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the holsters for the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols which he distributes to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Also in the photo Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the holsters for the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols which he distributes to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Also in the photo Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects one of the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols which he distributes to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the pistols is AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects one of the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols which he distributes to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the pistols is AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Rao Duterte witnesses the program proper during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Rao Duterte witnesses the program proper during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, reminds the AFP personnel not to use their firearms against civilians. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, reminds the AFP personnel not to use their firearms against civilians. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, urges the personnel of the AFP to hone their skills and show their might against the government's enemies. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, urges the personnel of the AFP to hone their skills and show their might against the government’s enemies. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects one of the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols that he distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the pistols is AFP Chief of Staff Gen. General Eduardo Año. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects one of the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols that he distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the pistols is AFP Chief of Staff Gen. General Eduardo Año. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects one of the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols that he distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the pistols is AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. Assisting the President in the distribution are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects one of the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols that he distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during a ceremonial turnover at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the pistols is AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. Assisting the President in the distribution are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, reminds the AFP personnel not to use their firearms against civilians. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, reminds the AFP personnel not to use their firearms against civilians. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols is Philippine Air Force Commander Vice Commander MGen. Rozzano Briguez. Assisting the President in the distribution is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols is Philippine Air Force Commander Vice Commander MGen. Rozzano Briguez. Assisting the President in the distribution is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Several units of Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols were distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in a turnover ceremony led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Several units of Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols were distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in a turnover ceremony led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año, Philippine Army Commander Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda and Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. Assisting the President in the distribution are National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año, Philippine Army Commander Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda and Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. Assisting the President in the distribution are National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, urges the personnel of the AFP to hone their skills and show their might against the government's enemies. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, urges the personnel of the AFP to hone their skills and show their might against the government’s enemies. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, reiterates his intention to improve the military capabilities of the armed forces. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017, reiterates his intention to improve the military capabilities of the armed forces. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols is Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Philippine Air Force Commander Vice Commander MGen. Rozzano Briguez. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols is Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Philippine Air Force Commander Vice Commander MGen. Rozzano Briguez. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols is Philippine Army Commander Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. Receiving the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols is Philippine Army Commander Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Philippine Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO