Rodrigo Duterte

President of the Philippines from 2016 to 2022

Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte[1] (born March 28, 1945), nicknamed Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician who was the President of the Philippines from 2016 to 2022. Because of the urge of most Filipinos, he announced that he would run as a candidate for President of the Philippines on November 21, 2015. On May 9, 2016, Duterte was elected president.

Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo in 2019
16th President of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2022
Vice PresidentLeni Robredo
Preceded byBenigno Aquino III
Succeeded byBongbong Marcos
Mayor of Davao City
In office
June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Preceded bySara Duterte
Succeeded bySara Duterte
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byBenjamin C. de Guzman
Succeeded bySara Duterte
In office
February 2, 1988 – March 19, 1998
Preceded byJacinto T. Rubillar
Succeeded byBenjamin C. de Guzman
Vice Mayor of Davao City
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Preceded bySara Duterte
Succeeded byPaolo Duterte
In office
May 2, 1986 – November 27, 1987
Officer in Charge
Preceded byCornelio P. Maskariño
Succeeded byGilbert G. Abellera
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives
from Davao City's 1st district
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
Preceded byProspero Nograles
Succeeded byProspero Nograles
Personal details
Rodrigo Roa Duterte

(1945-03-28) March 28, 1945 (age 79)
Maasin, Leyte, Philippine Commonwealth
Political partyPDP–Laban
Other political
Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (2011–present)
Elizabeth Zimmerman
(m. 1973; ann. 2000)
Domestic partnerHoneylet Avanceña (c. 1996–present)
ChildrenPaolo (with Zimmerman)
Sara (with Zimmerman)
Sebastian (with Zimmerman)
Veronica (with Avanceña)
Alma materLyceum of the Philippines University
San Beda College
AffiliationLex Talionis Fraternitas Beta Sigma Fraternity (Honorary)

He was among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines. He had previously been a long-time mayor of Davao City from 1988 through 1998, from 2000 through 2010, and from 2013 through 2016. He was born in the city of Maasin, Leyte.[2]

In August 2021, he announced his candidacy for Vice President of the Philippines.[3]

In October 2021, Rodrigo Duterte announced that he was not running for vice-presidency in 2022 and would retire from political life.[4] Instead, his daughter Sara Duterte ran and was elected vice president in a landslide victory in May 2022. His son, Sebastian Duterte, was elected as Davao City mayor.

References change

  1. Personal Data from URL last accessed 2006-10-14.
  2. Research, CNN Editorial. "Rodrigo Duterte Fast Facts". CNN. Retrieved 2020-08-19. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  3. "Duterte confirms he'll run for Philippines VP next year". Associated Press. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  4. "Philippines: le président Rodrigo Duterte annonce son retrait prochain de la vie politique". Radio France International. Retrieved October 2, 2021.