President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the report of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 21, 2018.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for posterity with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 21, 2018. The Trade and Industry Secretary relayed a report from the Bureau of Investments citing that there is a 47 percent increase in investments in 2018 compared to 2017. Invited during Secretary Lopez’s presentation is Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO