President Rodrigo R. Duterte presides over the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañan Palace on July 27. Also in the photo are Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III (7th from left) with Senators, former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (8th from left), former President and Special Envoy to China Fidel V. Ramos (9th from left), former President and Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada (10th from left), and  former President Benigno S. Aquino III (11th from left). KIWI BULACLAC/PPD