Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent who is the current apparent presumptive President-elect of the Philippines. Wikipedia
Born: March 28, 1945 (age 71), Maasin, Philippines
Education: San Beda College, Lyceum of the Philippines University, San Beda College of Law
Spouse: Elizabeth Abellana Zimmerman (m. 1973–2001), Honeylet Avancena
Children: Sara Duterte, Paolo Duterte, Sebastian Z. Duterte, Veronica A. Duterte
Siblings: Jocelyn Duterte, Blue Boy Duterte, Benjamin “Bong” Duterte
Previous offices: Vice-Mayor of Davao City (2010–2013),
After the 1986 People Power Revolution, Duterte was appointed officer-in-charge vice mayor. In 1988, he ran for mayor and won, serving until 1998. He set a precedent by designating deputy mayors that represented the Lumad and Moro in the city government, which was later copied in other parts of the country. In 1998, because he was term-limited to run again for mayor, he ran for the House of Representatives and won as Congressman of the 1st District of Davao City. In 2001, he ran again for mayor in Davao and was again elected for his fourth term. He was reelected in 2004 and in 2007.
In 2010, he was elected vice mayor, succeeding his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, who was elected as mayor. He has been offered the Interior Secretary post 4 times, by presidents Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Benigno S. Aquino III but rejected all of them. In April 2014, he also declined a nomination for the World Mayor Prize, given by an international body to outstanding mayors saying “he was just doing his job.” Among the other awards Duterte also refused to accept for Davao City includes the one given by the American Cancer Society and the 2010 anti-smoking award in Singapore
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