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Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent who is the current President-elect of the Philippines after topping the official Congressional canvass for the 2016 election.
Born: March 28, 1945 (age 71), Maasin
Spouse: Elizabeth Abellana Zimmerman (m. 1973–2001), Honeylet Avancena
Children: Sara Duterte, Paolo Duterte, Veronica A. Duterte, Sebastian Z. Duterte
Siblings: Jocelyn Duterte, Blue Boy Duterte, Benjamin “Bong” Duterte
Previous offices: Vice-Mayor of Davao City (2010–2013)
Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent and is the President-elect of the Philippines, topping the official Congressional canvass for the 2016 election. He will be the first Mindanaoan president of the country.
Duterte is among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and has been Mayor of Davao City, a highly urbanized city on Mindanao island, for seven terms, totalling more than 22 years. He has also served as vice-mayor and as congressman for the city.
Nicknamed “The Punisher”, vigilante groups tied to Duterte are thought to be responsible for the executions of drug traffickers, criminals, gang members and other lawless elements. Over a period of 20 years, he turned Davao City from the “murder capital of the Philippines” to what tourism organisations now describe as “the most peaceful city in southeast Asia,” and what numbeo.com ranks as the world’s fourth safest place.Nonetheless, Duterte has drawn criticism from various sources, particularly the press and the Philippine National Police leadership in the Aquino government, which contest the effectiveness of his policies.
Duterte had been urged to run for the Philippine presidency numerous times, but he refused these offers until well into 2015 on the grounds of a “flawed government system”, old age and opposition from his family. Nevertheless, on November 21, 2015, he declared his candidacy in the 2016 election contest for the office of the President of the Philippines, and won with a landslide victory, garnering 16,601,997 votes. Duterte took office on June 30, 2016, for a term of six years. He is now a 16th President of the Philippines.
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