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Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known as Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician who is the 16th President of The Philippines, in office since 2016. He is the first Mindanaoan to hold the office, and the fourth of Visayan descent.


Duterte was among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and was 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.

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MANILA, Philippines - Former president Benigno Aquino III said he hopes the Duterte administration will continue a number of reforms he initiated, as he also ...
Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ...

'Ang hinihintay lang niyan sabihin na namatay na si Duterte. Mag-ambak-ambak 'yan doon sa selda niya,' says the President about detained Senator Leila de ...
President Rodrigo Duterte slammed on Tuesday opposition senators who had been urging him to reveal his true state of health. Detained Sen. Leila de Lima ea.
MANILA, Philippines - Nine soldiers wounded from clashes in Marawi City were given a ride on the presidential plane courtesy of President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night, June 20. Palace photos show the 9 soldiers aboard the F-28 presidential jet with ...
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to review the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, the legislation that seeks to implement the peace agreement between the ...
In this guest edition of The Interview, Peter Isackson talks to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, leader of the movement to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday apologized to residents of Marawi for declaring martial law in Mindanao, saying he had to do it to repel the terrorists who ...
Iligan, Philippines (CNN) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte begged forgiveness Tuesday for declaring martial law in Mindanao island and vowed to rebuild Marawi, the battle-scarred city at the heart of nearly four weeks of fighting between ...
Moscow - (UPDATE) A discolored telephone, the direct line to the president of The Philippines, sits unused in the nerve center of the Bataan nuclear power plant (BNPP), which has become a monument to the country's decades-old atomic energy ambition.
President Rodrigo Duterte, just like anybody else, is entitled to time alone.
'Everything had to happen the way they happened. I had to be the counterweight to the selfish, inhumane, and reckless leadership of the Duterte administration.
The president of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has become one of the world's most notorious politicians. He revels in being referred to by nicknames such as "Duterte Harry", "The Punisher", and "The Trump of the East".
Fighting between Philippine troops and militants in the southern city of Marawi is related to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, said finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. The Maute group, a key player in the siege of Marawi, is primarily driven ...
Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Carpio took to social media to greet the dads of the Duterte family a happy Father's Day.
Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines, who had avoided public appearances for nearly a week to recover from what spokesmen described as fatigue, said on Saturday that a battle with Islamist militants in Marawi City was winding up, but ...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday explained his recent spell of being absent from the public eye, saying he was on an out-of-town visit but could not as yet divulge details about it.
President Rodrigo Duterte had been pleading for peace months before the Marawi City siege, so the New York Times did not present the proper context in blaming the President's "braggadocio" for the crisis.
As fierce fighting in Marawi City between government troops and Islamist militants enters its fourth week, President Rodrigo Duterte mysteriously dropped out of public view for a few days, adding fuel to the speculation long swirling in The Philippines ...
MANILA-President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday denied that the crisis in Marawi city was a result of failure of intelligence, as clashes between government forces and Islamic State-linked terrorists continue on its fourth week.
MANILA, Philippines - It was a highly charged year for the Senate marked by word wars, ousters, controversies, and a soft spot for the popular and populist President Rodrigo Duterte. Senators of the 17th Congress were divided on key issues involving ...
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - President Rodrigo Duterte projects himself as a man of simple tastes, almost allergic to extravagance and unnecessary expenses.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) - The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) has completed its task to draft a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and is ready to submit it to President Rodrigo Duterte as soon as he is avaiable to receive it. "Tapos na and ...
BUTUAN CITY, June 17 (PIA) - In his third official visit in Caraga region, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will meet the uniformed men and women of the armed forces of The Philippines during a traditional "Talk to Troops" to be held at the 4th Infantry ...
The Philippines government has moved to quash mounting speculation over the health of President Rodrigo Duterte who has not been seen in public since Sunday, even as security forces battle for a fourth straight week to dislodge Islamic State-linked ...
It is easier to label President Rodrigo Duterte as a populist with an authoritarian tan. It sets him apart from his predecessors, but it also makes it easy to his supporters and, oddly, observers (academic and pundit) to explain away his resilient ...
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to spend his first Father's Day as the chief executive in his hometown Davao City.
In this op-ed, Isidora Torres explores the personal impact of "drug war" policies implemented by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Less than three months ago, I was a mere spectator of what was happening thousands miles away in The Philippines.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has suspended for 90 days Manila City prosecutor Edward M. Togonon for not following his order to release three detainees arrested for drugs despite the dismissal of cases against them.
President Rodrigo Duterte (right) smiles and poses for a photograph with his top aide, Christopher 'Bong' Go, on June 15, 2017, to quell talk about his health after he missed the Independence Day rites on June 12, 2017.
A high-profile lawmaker in The Philippines has called for transparency from her prison cell over the health of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has taken his fourth consecutive day of leave amid an escalating crisis in the country's south. Senator Leila ...
MANILA, Philippines (Updated 3:46 p.m.) - President Rodrigo Duterte was photographed at the Villamor Air Base on Thursday afternoon as he left Manila for Davao City amid rumors about his health.
But Trillanes, staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, slammed the two directives. "If there is someone harboring a criminal, then it is Aguirre himself because the mastermind and mass murderer here is his boss, Duterte," Trillanes said in a ...
The U.S. is beefing up its military presence in The Philippines, claiming that the Philippines government requested their aid. However, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Sunday he made no such request, raising concern that the U.S. may have an ...
President Rodrigo Duterte taking "private time" amid the problems confronting the country, such as insurgency and illegal drugs, is "no big deal," Senator Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday.
MANILA - government lawyers asked the Supreme Court Thursday to reject petitions questioning the martial law declaration in Mindanao, saying President Rodrigo Duterte needed "extraordinary measures" against an enemy that "seeks to destroy our way ...
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte was out of the public eye for the 3rd straight day after skipping Independence Day rites due to fatigue.
MANILA - Shortly after Muslim extremists affiliated with the Islamic State laid siege to Marawi, a city in the southern Philippines, on May 23, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law for 60 days across the island of Mindanao. Citing the ...
The argument was among those included in his consolidated comment against petitioners questioning President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 216, which placed Mindanao under martial law and suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus ...
Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III called on Filipinos on Wednesday to rally behind President Rodrigo Duterte, who he said has been working diligently "to bring back national honor and dignity." "It is under his leadership and vision that we ...
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - In his first Independence Day message while in power, President Rodrigo Duterte called on his countrymen to help preserve Philippine sovereignty as a way to honor the country's heroes.
MANILA - The House of Representatives has passed the first tranche of President Rodrigo Duterte's tax reform package, helping him deliver on one of his key campaign promises.
Mr Duterte said he had "never approached America" for help and was "not aware of that until they arrived," when he was asked about US support to fight the pro-ISIS militants in Marawi City, on the island of Mindanao.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has mobilized government agents to investigate opposition politicians who may be planning to overthrow the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. Aguirre issued Department Order No. 385 on June 7 directing the ...
Two Filipino legislators filed a supplemental complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte at the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week urging the court to conduct a preliminary examination into Duterte's brutal crackdown on drugs that has left ...
President Rodrigo Duterte warned "fellow Moro" against joining the fray in Marawi, where government troops had been battling it out with extremists holding portions of the city.
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday that he would not want communist and Moro fighters to help government troops fight terrorists in Marawi - though he had earlier urged them to lend a hand.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday reiterated that he did not declare martial law to perpetuate himself in power and that he would happily resign if Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano or former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
MANILA (UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte's scheduled visit to the besieged Islamic city of Marawi on Thursday was cancelled due to bad weather.


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