President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the boarding of the personnel of the BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz as he leads the send-off ceremony of the two Philippine Navy (PN) ships at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020.

The Philippine Navy (PN) personnel of BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz prepare to board the two ships during the send-off ceremony at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the send-off ceremony of the two PN ships that are part of the Joint Task Force “Pagpauli” which will sail to the Middle East for the repatriation of OFWs. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad while witnessing the boarding of the personnel of the BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz as he leads the send-off ceremony of the two Philippine Navy (PN) ships at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020. The PN ships are part of the Joint Task Force “Pagpauli” which will sail to the Middle East for the repatriation of OFWs. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte casts the last mooring lines of the BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz as he leads the send-off ceremony of the two Philippine Navy (PN) ships at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020. The PN ships are part of the Joint Task Force “Pagpauli” which will sail to the Middle East for the repatriation of OFWs. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
The Philippine Navy (PN) personnel of BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz prepare to board the two ships during the send-off ceremony at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the send-off ceremony of the two PN ships that are part of the Joint Task Force “Pagpauli” which will sail to the Middle East for the repatriation of OFWs. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr. and Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad while witnessing the boarding of the personnel of the BRP Davao del Sur and BRP Ramon Alcaraz as he leads the send-off ceremony of the two Philippine Navy (PN) ships at the Port Area in Manila on January 14, 2020. The PN ships are part of the Joint Task Force “Pagpauli” which will sail to the Middle East for the repatriation of OFWs. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO