President Rodrigo Duterte leads the ceremonial turnover of pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017.

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assisted the President in the ceremony that turned over 3,000 brand new service pistols to the AFP and its three major services (Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force).

President Duterte while inspecting the 45 Cal pistol for the AFP, Image: Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines)

AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and the three major service commanders were present to receive the Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols.

Assisting the President in the distribution are Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, National Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

Source: Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines)