• Full Name: Rodrigo Roa Duterte
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Birthdate: March 28, 1945
  • Place of birth: Maasin, Southern Leyte
  • Current residence: Davao City
  • Current occupation: Mayor, Davao City (since 2013)
  • - Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1986)
  • Social media accounts:
  • https://www.facebook.com/rodyduterte
  • https://twitter.com/RRD_Davao


  • Primary: Sta. Ana Elementary School, Davao City (Graduated 1956)
  • Secondary: Holy Cross Academy of Digos, Davao del Sur
  • Tertiary: BA Political Science, Lyceum of the Philippines University (Graduated 1968)
  • - Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College (Graduated 1972)

Immediate Family

  • Father: Gov. Vicente G. Duterte (deceased)
  • Mother: Soledad R. Dutete (deceased)
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  • Sons: Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte
  • - Sebastian Duterte
  • Daughters: Former Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte
  • - Veronica Duterte

Work Experience

  • Goverment:
  • - Special Counsel, City Prosecution Office, Davao City (1977 to 1979)
  • - Fourth Assistant City, Prosecutor City Prosecution Office, Davao City (1979 to 1981)
  • - Third Assistant City Prosecutor, City Prosecution Office, Davao City (1981 to 1983)
  • - Second Assistant City Prosecutor, City Prosecution Office, Davao City (1983 to 1986)
  • - Vice Mayor (OIC) Davao City (1986­ to 1988)
  • - Mayor (three terms), Davao City (1988 to 1998)
  • - Congressman, 1st District, Davao City (1998 to 2001)
  • - Mayor (three terms), Davao City (2001-2010)
  • - Vice Mayor, Davao City (2010-2013)

He said what?

"If I become president, there would be no such thing as bloodless cleansing."" (Presidential forum at the De La Salle University in Manila on January 20.)

"I will not accept money and contributions from people and groups who have transactions with the government because I will have to pay them back with favors when I become President." (Duterte told a gathering of campaign leaders and supporters in Davao City on January 6).

"I’m presenting myself as President of the Republic of the Philippines. Judge me not by the cuss words and the curses. Judge me for what I stand for."" (Cebu City speech January 7).

- On being President

"I think it’s also incumbent for those proposing to lower taxes to point out which programs will have to be cut. Its easy to grandstand, to freshen our image by saying 'lets lower taxes, have zero taxes.' But what are the programs which will be severly affected? How many children will not have classrooms? How many of our countrymen will no longer benefit from Philhealth? How many will no longer benefit from the [Conditional Cash Transfer Program?]"

- On the administration opposing lower income tax rates

“If I succeed [in resolving crime and corruption] perhaps that would be my greatest contribution to the country, but if I fail, kill me,” (Duterte statement on January 17)

“What I want is to instill fear [among criminals]. If it sends the wrong signal, then I’m sorry.” (Cebu City speech January 7)

“You know, I am only human. So I am still greeting drug addicts, thieves, corrupt officials, criminals and those who makes the lives of Filipinos miserable a merry Christmas. But if you do not want to stop, and just continue committing crimes, then this would be your last “Merry Christmas.” (Video message December 22)

“Let’s shoot it out instead. People might be afraid to die, but what am I afraid of?” (Duterte said in Bisaya in an interview on December 14)

- On crime in PH

“I will recommend to Congress the restoration of death penalty by hanging in public.” (December 27 TV Talk Show in Davao City) - On death penalty

- On death penalty

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