MANILA - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnessed the turnover of binoculars and the signing of a deed of donation on Tuesday, August 15, at Malacañan Palace.

The Commander-in-Chief witnessed the turnover of binoculars to Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, facilitated by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.

The binoculars were given by an anonymous donor.

President Duterte also witnessed the signing of the deed of donation from the Golden Rooster Foundation, represented by Monica Louise Prieto-Teodoro to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana try out the new binoculars donated to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Malacañan Palace on August 15, 2017. (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)

After each of the turnovers, Duterte had a short meeting with Senate President Pimentel and Mrs. Prieto-Teodoro.

The Chief Executive also met with Lanao del Sur Rep. Ansaruddin Adiong, Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong, Jr., and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong.

Also present in the said meeting were Lorenzana, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar. (PND/PNA)