President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates one of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates one of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Victoria Ancan, the mother of Major General Roberto Ancan, who was among the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who took their oath before the President at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Victoria Ancan, the mother of Major General Roberto Ancan, who was among the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who took their oath before the President at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to Lourdes Carreon, daughter of Major General Diosdado Carreon, who showed a gesture of respect to the President during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and star-ranked officers of the Philippine National Police at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to Lourdes Carreon, daughter of Major General Diosdado Carreon, who showed a gesture of respect to the President during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed flag officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and star-ranked officers of the Philippine National Police at the Malacañan Palace on December 9, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO