President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s departure for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019 for his participation in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the honor guards as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bids farewell to Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bids farewell to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. before boarding a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. Also in the photo is former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte boards a plane bound for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. The President is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police salute President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as he departs for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019 for his participation in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police strike President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signature pose following the President’s departure for the People’s Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019 for his participation in the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. Also in the photo is former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO