DAVAO CITY, July 6, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte is seen in this photo release from the Presidential Communications Office with the soldiers from the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Light Armor Division of the Philippine Army.
The troops are based in Brgy. Cristina, Iligan City.
The photo shows President in military fatigues.
According to the photo release, the President “assured the troops of the government’s unwavering support.”
Duterte was originally scheduled to visit Marawi City, but the plans changed due to inclement weather.
Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go.
The President has repeatedly promised the troops he would be there on the frontlines, alongside the army’s troopers.