President Rodrigo Duterte made a public appearance on Thursday following a five-day hiatus from the the public eye.
In a photo sent by the Palace to members of the media, the president was shown taking a commercial flight to Manila from Davao City, where he spent his New Year break.
In the photo, Duterte was seen sitting in economy-class seats with Christopher "Bong" Go, the president's special assistant.
Duterte is set to visit a Russian warship docked in Manila on Friday.
"He will be flying…I think he is in Davao. He will be flying to—coming soon. I think he is visiting the Russian ship tomorrow," Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a news conference earlier.