Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the ASEAN Business Awards 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his keynote speech during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Awards at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on September 6, 2017, hails the awardees for their respective contributions to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN Economic Community. He then ended his speech by urging the ASEAN member-states to continue supporting local businesses through governmental and private endeavors so that it would be easier for them to thrive and contribute to the country and the region's development. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS