LOOK: Duterte attends Dela Rosa's birthday celebration

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Posted at Jan 22 2017 09:12 PM | Updated as of Jan 23 2017 12:04 AM

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President Rodrigo Duterte sits next to PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa during the latter's birthday party. Photo courtesy of Christopher Bong Go

MANILA -- (UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte attended the birthday celebration of Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, at Camp Crame.

The two men were seated next to each other during the celebration.

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PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa is joined by President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Manny Pacquiao during his birthday. Photo by Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Senator Manny Pacquiao, who funded Dela Rosa's trip to Las Vegas last year, was also in attendance, as well as House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who earlier called for Dela Rosa's resignation as PNP chief.

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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez with PNP Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa during the latter's birthday party. Photo courtesy of Christopher Bong Go

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was also present at the celebration.

Amid calls for Dela Rosa's resignation following the death of a South Korean businessman inside Camp Crame, Duterte said Dela Rosa will stay as PNP chief who has his "full trust."

Dela Rosa on his birthday Saturday, wished for erring cops to change their ways amid controversies surrounding the PNP over a spate of reported "tokhang for ransom" incidents.