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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 Roa Duterte discusses matters with Republic of Palau President Thomas Remengesau who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on February 15, 2018. Albert Alcain, Presidential Photo. Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday met ...
Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial remarks have become routine, has invited the Lumad people of the southern Philippines to shoot members of the New People's army (NPA), the longest-running communist insurgency. "I'm placing a premium ... 25,000 pesos ($603)," he said. "If you work really hard to ...

human rights groups, rebels and indigenous activists have accused Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of inciting the military to commit war crimes after he offered a $384 bounty for each communist rebel killed. Duterte's "incendiary rhetoric" encourages violations of conventions on armed conflicts, ...
THE Office of the Ombudsman confirmed Thursday, February 15, that the investigation on complaints filed against President Rodrigo Duterte was already closed. The statement came two days after Solicitor General Jose Calida announced that the Ombudsman already ended its probe into the supposed ...
Boracay's sewerage problems have enraged Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte.Source:Supplied. WITH its white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it's little wonder Boracay has become Australia's favourite destination in The Philippines. The island is considered so beautiful, Conde Nast Traveller ...

Manila, Philippines -- human rights groups condemned the Philippine President on Tuesday for saying that troops should shoot female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless," which they said could encourage sexual violence and war crimes. The left-wing group Karapatan said ...
Manila (UPDATE) - The government's top lawyer on Tuesday said the Senate should no longer pursue its investigation into the alleged hidden wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte as it would only be a "waste of time." Solicitor General Jose Calida said the inquiry into the President's wealth had been ...
Manila, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte revealed on Monday, February 12, that he offered two options for former Commission on Higher education chairperson Patricia Licuanan: step down or face charges. "Either she steps down or I will file a case against her," said Duterte about instructions he ...
After PAL provides planes for OFWs, President Rodrigo Duterte tells tycoon Lucio Tan: 'I am going to shut up forever. Okay na sa akin, tapos na.' ... Manila, Philippines - It seems Filipino-Chinese tycoon Lucio Tan is now on the good side of President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte was effusive in his thanks to ...
The group planned to welcome President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to Cebu on Monday afternoon with a protest rally. ... headquarters of the police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7), where President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to turn over 20 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in the afternoon.
Manila - The Philippine President says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone. President Rodrigo Duterte told a news conference late Friday that The Philippines will ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday pledged government help to evacuate Filipinos wanting to leave Kuwait, blasting the gulf state for "inhuman" treatment of migrant workers after reports of a gruesome killing in the country. Duterte, who last month banned citizens from travelling to Kuwait to ...
The Philippine national police has killed nearly 50 people suspected of using or selling drugs in the past two months, just months after President Rodrigo Duterte's promised a less deadly so-called war on drugs. Officials announced on Friday that police had been responsible for the deaths of 46 people ...
DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte visited the grave of her mother, Soledad Roa Duterte at the Davao Public and Roman Catholic Cemetery Sunday night. Duterte lit candles with Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, in remembrance of his mother's sixth death anniversary. Soledad Duterte ...
MANILA, Philippines - Unfazed by the threat made by President Rodrigo Duterte that he will let Lumad take the slots of protesting students from the University of The Philippines (UP), several progressive youth groups in the state university promised more protests against the government in the coming days.
MANILA. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo met for the first time in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on July 1, 2016. ... PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will keep his distance from the election protest filed by former senator and losing senatorial candidate Ferdinand ...

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte met with more than 1,000 indigenous peoples (IP) leaders in Eastern Mindanao during the Panagtagbo Alang sa Kalinaw ug Kalambuan at the Naval Forces of Eastern Mindanao Covered Court, Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City, Thursday afternoon.
MANILA, Philippines - The rule of President Rodrigo Duterte and the extension of martial law in Mindanao have "adversely affected" the quality of democracy in The Philippines, according to a report of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In its Democracy Index 2017 released on Wednesday, January 31, ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on human rights (CHR) "strongly condemns" the recent sexist remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte involving "42 virgins." "It is utterly degrading for Filipino women to be spoken of in such a manner, even as a joke, by the highest official of the land," CHR said in a ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday punished an anti-graft prosecutor suspected of leaking his bank records after an opposition politician had accused Duterte of corruption. When he was still a presidential candidate Duterte was accused of unlawfully failing to disclose 211 million pesos ...
(CNN) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he told Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to ignore the complaints of human rights activists during a recent meeting in India. Speaking to a business forum in New Delhi, the strongman said he pitied Suu Kyi, who has been criticized ...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte made a bizarre sales pitch advertising his country as an investment destination to a meeting of businessmen in India. Duterte took the stage of The Philippines-India Business Forum in New Delhi on Friday, tackling head-on issues that may discourage investment in the ...
A member of the consultative committee on charter change believes any vote on the federalism debate should not be framed as a vote for or against President Rodrigo Duterte. "Ang ayaw kong mangyari is this debate will be personalized, that if you favor Duterte you vote for federalism but if you don't like ...
MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday appointed a 19-member consultative body on charter change as his administration pushes the shift from unitary to federal form of government. Top magistrates, lawyers, members of the academe, and former officials were tapped by the President to study ...
MANILA, Philippines - On his last day in India, President Rodrigo Duterte joked that if Muslim extremists can lure followers with the promise of "42 virgins" in heaven, he would like to lure tourists to The Philippines with virgins as well. Duterte, speaking to Indian and Filipino businessmen on Friday, January ...
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has named Commissioner Prospero de Vera III as officer-in-charge of the Commission on Higher education (CHED). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea announced De Vera's appointment in a memorandum issued on Thursday, January 25, 10 days ...
Two party-list lawmakers have requested President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent their measure seeking to transfer the seat of government from Metro Manila to Davao City. In a letter dated January 23, made available to the media on Thursday, Kabayan party-list Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco ...
TIES WITH India. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi during the ASEAN Summit held in November 2017. ... MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in New Delhi, India with his delegation Wednesday afternoon, January 24.
But the United States needs to be very careful in how it manages other aspects of its relationship with President Rodrigo Duterte, including his campaign against the media and other critics. Since May 2017, The Philippines has been at war with ISIS-inspired militants in the southern province of Mindanao.
MANILA - The European Union has invited President Rodrigo Duterte to discussions between Asian and European leaders at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium in October, its envoy to The Philippines said Wednesday. EU ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said an invitation for Duterte to ...
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has instructed his country's army and police force to shoot him if he ever becomes dictator and stays on beyond his term. He made the comments after his critics accused him of ordering loyalist politicians in the country's Congress to change the Constitution and introduce a ...
Pastor Boy Sayocn during a press conference by the Liga Independencia Pilipinas. FILE photo/ Courtesy of PTV4. MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed political strategist and self-proclaimed civic leader Pastor "Boy" Saycon and businessman Christopher Carrion as members of the EDSA ...
President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a photo with former Poland President Lech Walesa who paid a courtesy call on the President on January 23, 2018. ... MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte met former Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Lech Walesa on Tuesday, January 23, ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed his country's military and police to shoot him if he tries to extend his term in office. Duterte visited an army base Monday in Mawab, Compostela Valley Province, seeking to dispel rumors he was seeking to prolong his power by urging his congressional ...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants to terminate the contract of Miascor aviation Services following the alleged involvement of its six employees in a luggage theft incident at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga. This developed after Duterte on Thursday, January 18, met with Jovinal dela Cruz and ...
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte and his ASEAN counterparts will be the state guests of honor for India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26. In his first visit to India and his foreign trip for this year, Duterte will attend the ASEAN-India Special Commemorative Summit on January 25 ...
Rodrigo Duterte: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa criticises government 'attack', calls for respect for freedom of press. The World ... Popular Philippine news website Rappler has defended itself against potential legal action and implored the Rodrigo Duterte-led Government to respect freedom of the press.
The Duterte era in The Philippines had one of its darkest days on Monday when the president's men shut down a media outlet critical of his policies.That's saying a lot for a 565-day tenure generating more headlines for body bags than steady leadership. Along with Rodrigo Duterte's bloody drug war, dark ...
MANILA, Philippines - Though the Prieto family has allowed the government to take over its Mile Long property and has sold its shares in the Philippine Daily Inquirer to businessman Ramon Ang, for President Rodrigo Duterte, they're not yet off the hook. Duterte, on Tuesday, January 16, said he would ...
In Tagum for the birthday celebration of House Speaker Pantaleon "Bebot" Diaz- Alvarez... President Rodrigo Duterte in attendance.. Image may contain: 1 person, indoor. Image may contain: one or more people. Image may contain: 4 people. Image may contain: one or more people and people standing ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's use of the word "sh-thole" to describe some countries has sparked fury in some quarters and left many media scratching their heads on whether to repeat the slur. But spare a thought for the non-English language media outlets that had to translate the president's colorful ...
President Rodrigo Duterte poked fun at the relationship status of longtime friend and political ally Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who celebrated his 60th birthday on Friday, January 12. Duterte delivered a speech in honor of the Davao del Norte 1st District representative during his birthday celebration held in ...
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned government gaming regulators and casino operators yesterday that he would give no mercy against individuals who engage in graft ... Any sort of corruption in the gaming industry will not be tolerated, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reaffirmed this week.
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has a habit of chewing gum in public, even while meeting world leaders, has revealed he did it to ease pain from a spinal condition. The fiery 72-year-old has upset traditional decorum by lacing his speeches with curses, chewing gum in public, ...
President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump agree that the rule of law must be upheld at all times especially in the conduct of The Philippines' war on drugs, US Ambassador Sung Kim said on Tuesday. In an interview on "News To Go", Kim said that there was "no ambiguity" in the discussions ...
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte wants to use the next tax reform package pending in Congress to fulfill his promise to increase the salaries of public school teachers. He gave the directive during the 21st Cabinet meeting on Monday, January 8, where tax reform was the major topic.
Albay Representative Edcel Lagman on Monday lambasted Communications Secretary Martin Andanar's statement that President Rodrigo Duterte has already accomplished "four out of five" of his campaign promises, saying that this is "pure fantasy." "It is utter miscommunication and disconnect for ...
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte remained the most approved and most trusted government official government official, based on the December survey by pollster Pulse Asia. The President earned approval and trust scores of 80 percent and 82 percent, respectively, based on Pulse Asia's survey conducted ...
Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on Thursday slammed moves to change the 1987 Constitution, saying there are plans to extend the terms of President Rodrigo Duterte and many elected officials and remove restrictions on the exploitation by foreigners of the country's natural resources. Pangilinan's criticism of the ...


 

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