Ground Zero, 1997

22photodigong11Mayor Rodrigo Duterte checks the assault rifle of Senior Inspector Ronald Dela Rosa (extreme left), chief of the City Mobile Group, after inspecting a crime scene in Barangay Tamugan in 1997 with City Police Director Isidro Lapena. Dela Rosa has been named Director-General of the Philippine National Police under the Duterte administration and Lapena as chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. This is one of 30 photos featured in the exhibit, “Rody Duterte: Through the Years,” by photojournalist RENE B. LUMAWAG, which opens at 4 p.m. Thursday, 23 June 2016, at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City and will run until July 6.