President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Activities on December 5, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, cites the various efforts his administration has undertaken to improve the welfare of the OFWs. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte examines the belt of International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with (from left) boxing coach Joven Jimenez, International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, and World Boxing Organization (WBO) international minimum weight champion Mark Anthony Barriga who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and World Boxing Organization (WBO) international minimum weight champion Mark Anthony Barriga who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior and Local Government Acting Secretary Catalino Cuy, and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Eduardo Año. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through the report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as he explains the effect of various illegal drugs in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, cites the various efforts his administration has undertaken to improve the welfare of the OFWs. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gets a hug from a family member of the 2017 OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) National Awardee for Sea-based Category Chief Engr. Noe Diola and family during the awarding ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the officials from the security sector in prayer prior to the start of the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea leads the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is presented with a painting of his portrait in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. It was painted by Ronilo Abayan (2nd from left) and commissioned by Jobe Nkemakolam (leftmost). Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is presented with a painting of his portrait in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. It was painted by Ronilo Abayan (2nd from left) and commissioned by Jobe Nkemakolam (leftmost). Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is presented with the coffee table book ‘Duterte: Journey to the Presidency’ in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. The book, which chronicles the significant events of the journey of President Duterte as Davao City Mayor all the way to assuming the Presidency, is co-authored by Edwin Espejo, Celso Fuentes, and John Quineth Rodriguez. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with John Quineth Rodriguez, Edwin Espejo, and Celso Fuentes, co-authors of the coffee table book ‘Duterte: Journey to the Presidency’, after the book was presented to the President in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the co-authors of the coffee table book ‘Duterte: Journey to the Presidency’ who are John Quineth Rodriguez (2nd from left), Edwin Espejo (4th from right), and Celso Fuentes (3rd from right) after the book was presented to the President in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Lawyer Mel Verzosa (leftmost), Jobe Nkemakolam (4th from left), Romeo Maghirang (2nd from right), and Anton Lopez (rightmost). RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with artist Ronilo Abayan and art enthusiast Jobe Nkemakolam as paintings of the President’s portrait were presented to him in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with artist Ronilo Abayan (3rd from right) and art enthusiast Jobe Nkemakolam (4th from left) as paintings of the President’s portrait were presented to him in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are (from left) Daisy Tan (leftmost), Lance Julian, Lucky Laxamana, Jomhel Peña, and Romeo Maghirang. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea leads the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea leads the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his hand to 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year National Awardee for Land-based Category Engr. Leo De Velez who showed respect to the President during the awarding ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo is Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose with 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Special Awardee for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship Gerry Paglinawan and his family during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. Also in the photo are Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Projects on Emerico Gepilano and family during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes time to appreciate the painting of his portrait which was presented to him in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is presented with the coffee table book ‘Duterte: Journey to the Presidency’ in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. The book, which chronicles the significant events of the journey of President Duterte as Davao City Mayor all the way to assuming the Presidency, is co-authored by Edwin Espejo, Celso Fuentes, and John Quineth Rodriguez. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo as paintings of his portrait were presented to him in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes his way to the podium to deliver his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Projects on Emerico Gepilano and family during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, recognizes the vital role of the overseas Filipino workers in the development of the country acknowledging that they are the government’s partners in providing a comfortable life to Filipinos. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers on Engr. Leo De Velez the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year National Award for Land-based Category during the awarding ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) ceremony in Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, expresses his concern over how illegal drugs continue to destroy Filipino families especially those who have OFWs as parents. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO