Duterte meets with 3 Sultanates of Mindanao

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose with Abdaham Idjirani, Sultan Phudalun Kiram II, Dr. Charles Chan, Datu Michael Ong Mastura, Sultan Omar Pax Mangudadatu, Pastor Saycon, Mindanao Development Authority Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Alamarim Tillah during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 12, 2017. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose with Abdaham Idjirani, Sultan Phudalun Kiram II, Dr. Charles Chan, Datu Michael Ong Mastura, Sultan Omar Pax Mangudadatu, Pastor Saycon, Mindanao Development Authority Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Alamarim Tillah during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 12, 2017. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met recently in Malacañang with three Sultanates of Mindanao on possible economic activities and opportunities in Mindanao, as the government continues to reap the dividends of peace in some places while laying the groundwork for development in former conflict areas.

Duterte met with Sultan Phugdalun Kiram II, Datu Michael Ong Mastura, Sultan Omar Mangudadatu, and Abdaham Idjirani, along with Pastor Saycon, on October 12.

Joining the President were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Mindanao Development Authority Chair Datu Abul Khayr Alonto.