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.

Quick FactsCareer HighlightsControversies

 

Quick Facts

  • Complete Name: Rodrigo Roa Duterte
  • Nicknames: Digong, The Punisher, Rody
  • Birthday: March 28, 1945, Maasin, Leyte, Philippines
  • Occupation:
    • 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)
  • Relationships:
    • Honeylet Avanceña (199? – present)
    • Elizabeth Zimmerman (1973 – 2000)
  • Children:
    • Paolo Zimmerman Duterte
    • Sara Zimmerman Duterte Carpio
    • Sebastian “Baste” Zimmerman Duterte
    • Veronica Avanceña Duterte
  • Parents:
    • Vicente Duterte
    • Soledad Roa
  • Education:
    • College:
      • 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
    • Elementary:
      • Santa Ana Elementary School, Davao City (Graduated 1956)
      • Laboon Elementary School, Maasin, Leyte

Career Highlights

  • 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.

Controversies

  • 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.

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