President Rodrigo Duterte is joined by his predecessors in this photo taken at the Malacañang Palace on Wednesday, July 27.
Duterte met with former Presidents Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Joseph Estrada, and Fidel Ramos for a National Security Council (NSC) meeting.
The five presidents tackled the Hague ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration favoring the Philippines over China in the sea dispute.
Also present in the NSC meeting are Vice President Leni Robredo, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and other leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Other topics discussed at the meeting are the peace processes with communist rebels and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the war on drugs.
[Photo: Rey Baniquet/PPD]