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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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President Rodrigo Duterte signs Republic Act No 10925 granting GMA another 25-year franchise, while the House bill seeking to renew the franchise of ...
(CNN) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for boasting about outrageous violence, but on Monday he went full Hannibal Lecter.

-FILE - In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a joint press conference with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the government house in Bangkok.
MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte and detained Sen. Leila de Lima's inclusion in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2017 list is part of the classic retelling of the "good versus bad" narrative, analysts said Monday.
MANILA, Philippines - On Saturday, April 29, President Rodrigo Duterte will officially welcome 9 other Southeast Asian leaders to the first international summit he will host: the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings.
... Aquino and Cristina Antonio filed a petition before the Supreme Court of The Philippines seeking protection for Efren Morillo, the lone survivor of a police ambush that killed four alleged drug users in the name of President Rodrigo Duterte's "war ...

Suspected drug dealers were shot dead in Quezon City, The Philippines, in October. A Filipino lawyer has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of being the "mastermind" of a wave of thousands of killings over three decades. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The ...
INTERNATIONAL experts in the consultancy, aviation, and architectural industry lauded President Rodrigo Duterte's support in developing the Clark International Airport (CRK) and making it an alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International ...
San Jose de Buenavista, Antique (CNN Philippines, April 24) - President Rodrigo Duterte introduced his newest Cabinet member, former armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) Chief Roy Cimatu.
Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency in May last year on a promise to battle illegal drugs, corruption and terrorism. Picture: AFP.
Photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte speaking during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa at the EBJ sports Center in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique yesterday.
President Rodrigo Duterte has extended financial assistance to the victims of the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija that left at least 32 people killed.
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte toured a visiting Russian warship on Friday (April 21) for the second time in barely four months as he highlighted his growing closeness to Moscow.
HIGHEST HONOR. President Rodrigo Duterte receives the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Leila De Lima have both made it to Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte and his fiercest critic, Senator Leila de Lima, are both on this year's TIME list of The 100 Most Influential People in the world.
MANILA- Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would not advise President Rodrigo Duterte on his handling of the maritime ...

In this July 12, 2016 =photo, President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office to Vice-President Maria Leonor Robredo, during her inauguration as ...
He shocked many across the world when he promised to kill 100,000 drug dealers within months of sweeping to power. Now Rodrigo Duterte is at it again, this time with what appears to be a bizarre job offer to a group of Filipinos who have returned home ...
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte issued an executive order removing the authority of the defense chief to sign defense contracts.
President Rodrigo Duterte (second from left) sits beside Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left) who celebrated his 80th birthday at the Manila Hotel Wednesday night.
students and alumni of the University of The Philippines criticize the Board of Regents' offer of an honorary degree to President Duterte.
President Rodrigo Duterte (second from left) sits beside Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left) who celebrated his 80th birthday at the Manila Hotel Wednesday night.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with reporters during a news conference upon his arrival from a four-day state visit in China at the Davao International Airport in Davao city.
MANILA - A political analyst believes now is the time for President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo to stop the "rhetoric discord and dissonance" and start "critical collaboration.
United States President Donald Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte may finally meet in November this year, a Malacanang official said.
MANILA (UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte will oversee the construction of the first subway system in the capital and the first railway in Mindanao, as part of ...
An ally of President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out at criticisms that the former Davao City mayor is too focused on the war on drugs at the expense of ...
President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Japan again this June, a foreign affairs official said on Tuesday. Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo confirmed the news during a Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum.
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Taguig Regional Trial Court Judge Lorifel L. Pahimna to the Sandiganbayan.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the two leaders may sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes to Manila for the ASEAN Summit and ...
President Rodrigo Duterte's economic managers presented the administration's socioeconomic agenda in a forum in Pasay City.
The University of The Philippines has offered a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, degree to President Rodrigo Duterte, despite questions on his campaign again.
Who's the most influential person in the world? Readers think it's Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte EnlargePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the Filipino community in Singapore on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)(Credit: AP).
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order creating an award for individuals who will advance government initiatives, including its campaign ...
New York/Manila, Apr 17 (IBNS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte topped the reader's survey for the 2017 TIME 100 poll, a popular annual list of the world's most influential people.
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte rejected an offer by cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corp to settle its tax liabilities on a staggered basis, Justice Secretary ...
NEW heroes. President Rodrigo Duterte honors heroism during the 75th Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan and veterans Week in Bataan.
DUTERTE'S TRUST. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting in the State Dining Room at the Palace.
Manila: The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. The 10-day exercises will be the first held ...
MANILA - Majority of Filipinos continued to trust and approve of the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo, despite respective impeachment complaints they are facing, according to a Pulse Asia survey released Monday.
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing army troopers during the 120th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio in suburban Taguig city, east of Manila ...
Philippines leader Rodrgio Duterte has praised US President Donald Trump, calling him a "realist" and a man who "thinks deeply".
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won the 2017 TIME 100 poll after consistently leading the survey, which asked readers who should be included on this year's TIME 100 - an annual list of the world's most influential people.
New York: Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time Magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not garner any votes in the online survey.
"I HAVE separated from them," said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in October to his Chinese hosts, referring to America.
Doha: President of The Philippines Rodrigo Duterte left Doha on Sunday concluding a three-day official visit to Qatar. The Philippines President and the accompanying delegation were seen off upon departure at Hamad International Airport by the Minister ...
Rodrigo Duterte Philippines, US to hold annual 'Balikatan' military drills. The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under ...
President Rodrigo Duterte expressed willingness to send Filipino soldiers to Arab states allies. National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Bahraini businessmen to explore business opportunities in The Philippines as their countries enter a new phase in their bilateral relations.


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