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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was conceived on March 28, 1945 in Maasin, Southern Leyte to Vicente Duterte and Soledad Roa who were both government workers. His mom was a public school teacher while his dad was a government employee.

Duterte follows his roots to the Visayas. He spent his initial years in Danao, Cebu, the main residence of his dad. In any case, his ancestry has likewise coordinate ties from Mindanao as his mom hails from Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte while his fatherly grandma was a Maranao.

In 1949, when Duterte was four years of age, his family resettled in the then-unified Davao where his dad Vicente later entered the political stadium and was chosen legislative head of the territory and served from 1959 to 1965.

Duterte graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the Lyceum of the Philippines University and acquired a law degree from San Beda College of Law in 1972. He did the law student review that same year. He served as unique insight and later on turned into a city prosecutor at the City Prosecutor’s Office in Davao City from 1977 until 1986, when he was named as OIC Vice Mayor of Davao City.

He ran and effectively won the mayoralty post in 1988. From that point forward, Duterte has not lost a decision. He is among the longest-serving chairmen in the Philippines and has been Mayor of Davao City for seven terms, totaling over 22 years. He has additionally served as vice-mayor and as congressman of the city’s first congressional area.

On May 9, 2016, Duterte won a landslide victory as the Philippine’s sixteenth President. He was formally announced by a joint session of the Philippine Congress on May 30, 2016. He is the principal Mindanaoan President and the only mayor to get chose straight to the Office of the President.



About the author: John Fontane


A cyclist and classic car enthusiast, John Fontane loves the movies, rock music, visual arts and the World Wide Web. He is a contributor for Cebu and Davao blog.


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