“Rodrigo Roa Duterte” or popularly known as “Digong” is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently the 16th President of the President of the Philippines.
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- Complete Name: Rodrigo Roa Duterte
- Nicknames: Digong, The Punisher, Rody
- Birthday: March 28, 1945, Maasin, Leyte, Philippines
- President of the Philippines (2016 – present)
- Mayor of Davao City (2013 – 2016)
- Vice Mayor of Davao City (2010 – 2013)
- Mayor of Davao City (2001 – 2010)
- Congressman, 1st district, Davao City (1998 – 2001)
- Mayor of Davao City (1988 – 1998)
- Vice Mayor of Davao City (1986 – 1987)
- Second Assistant City Prosecutor, Davao City (1983 1986)
- Third Assistant City Prosecutor, Davao City (1981 – 1983)
- Fourth Assistant City Prosecutor, Davao City (1979 – 1981)
- Special Counsel, City Prosecution Office, Davao City (1977 1979)
- Profession: Lawyer
- Political party: PDP–Laban (2001–present)
- Honeylet Avanceña (199? – present)
- Elizabeth Zimmerman (1973 – 2000)
- Paolo Zimmerman Duterte
- Sara Zimmerman Duterte Carpio
- Sebastian “Baste” Zimmerman Duterte
- Veronica Avanceña Duterte
- Vicente Duterte
- Soledad Roa
- Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College of Law (1972)
- BA Political Science, Lyceum of the Philippines, Manila (1968)
- High School:
- Cor Jesu College, Digos, Davao
- Ateneo de Davao University
- Santa Ana Elementary School, Davao City (Graduated 1956)
- Laboon Elementary School, Maasin, Leyte
- He is the First Mindanaoan to become President of the Philippines.
- He is the oldest president to take office at the age of 76.
- He is one of the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines serving seven terms and totaling more than 22 years in office.
- He has been linked to the “Davao Death Squad” a vigilante group supposedly active in Davao City.
- He has been heavily criticized for his “Anti-drug campaign” by local and international human rights group. Yet survey shows he still enjoys majority support.
- He is often misunderstood and criticized for his bad jokes and foul language.