THUMBS UP. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay Jr. gestures a thumbs up to President Rodrigo R. Duterte before the start of the third cabinet meeting held at the State Dining Room in Malacanang on July 12, 2016, less than an hour after the The United Nations (UN) Arbitral Tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines in the case it filed on the issue of the West Philippine Sea.. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD