President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the RCEP Leaders’ Meeting

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc following the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with the members of his cabinet prior to the start of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque prior to the start of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. and Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar prepare for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with the members of his cabinet prior to the start of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his opening remarks during the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, recognizes the importance of RCEP citing that it allows new growth potentials to spring up in the region. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his opening remarks during the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, recognizes the importance of RCEP citing that it allows new growth potentials to spring up in the region. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listen to the discussions during the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with the leaders of the dialogue partner countries do the ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the start of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with the leaders of the dialogue partner countries pose for a photo prior to the start of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO