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    Rodrigo Roa Duterte is a Filipino politician and the current Mayor of Davao City in the Philippines.

    Early life and education:

    Duterte was born on March 28, 1945 at Maasin, Leyte to Vicente G. Duterte, who served as Governor of Davao and Soledad Roa, a school teacher and a civic leader.
    He spent his elementary days at the Sta. Ana Elementary School in Davao City, where he graduated in 1956. He finished his secondary education at the Holy Cross of Digos. For his tertiary education, he took up a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Lyceum of the Philippines University, where he graduated in 1968. He also obtained law degree from San Beda College in 1972. In the same year, he passed the bar exam.

    Political life:

    After the 1986 People Power Revolution, Duterte was appointed officer-in-charge vice mayor. In 1988, he ran for mayor and won, serving until 1998. He set a precedent by designating deputy mayors that represented the Lumad and Moro in the city government, which was later copied in other parts of the country. In 1998, because he was term-limited to run again for mayor, he ran for the House of Representatives and won as Congressman of the 1st District of Davao City. In 2001, he ran again for mayor in Davao and was again elected for his fourth term. He was reelected in 2004 and in 2007. In 2010, he was elected vice mayor, succeeding his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, who was elected as mayor.
    Under Duterte’s leadership, Davao City has maintained its peace and stability. The city’s crime rate dropped dramatically that local tourism organizations dub it as “one of the most peaceful cities in Southeast Asia.”


    Age: 68 years old
    Status: Single
    Date of Birth: March 28, 1945
    Place of Birth: Maasin, Southern Leyte
    Father: Gov. Vicente G. Duterte (Deceased)
    Mother: Soledad R. Duterte (Deceased)
    Name of Children:
    1. Paolo
    2. Sara
    3. Sebastian
    4. Veronica



    Elected Mayor Davao City Present
    Elected Vice Mayor Davao City 2010 – 2013
    Re-elected Mayor Davao City 2007 – 2010
    Re-elected Mayor Davao City 2004 – 2007
    Elected Mayor Davao City 2001 – 2004
    Elected Congressman 1st District, Davao City 1998 – 2001
    Re-elected Mayor Davao City 1995 – 1998
    Re-elected Mayor Davao City 1992-1995
    Elected Mayor Davao City 1988 – 1992
    Vice Mayor (OIC) Davao City 1986-1988
    Lecturer on Criminal Law,
    Criminal Evidence and
    Criminal Procedure Police Academy
    Regional Training Center XI
    Member Integrated Bar of the Philippines
    Second Assistant City Prosecutor City Prosecution Office, Davao City 1983 – 1986
    Third Assistant City Prosecutor City Prosecution Office, Davao City 1981 – 1983
    Fourth Assistant City Prosecutor City Prosecution Office, Davao City 1979 – 1981
    Special Counsel City Prosecution Office, Davao City 1977 – 1979



    National Literacy Award Davao City won the National Literacy Hall of Fame Award for being a three-time first place winner in the Outstanding Local Government Unit Highly Urbanized City category.

    Amended Liquor Ban As pushed by the Mayor, the City Council amended the ordinance no. 1627, Series of 1994, which now prohibits, selling, serving, drinking and consumption of liquors and alcoholic beverages from 1:00am until 8:00am.

    Speed Limits for all Vehicles Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order no. 39 setting the speed limits for all kinds of motor vehicles within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City in the interest of public safety and order.

    Aid for Visayas Davao City sent rescue and medical teams to Tacloban City to give aid to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Financial assistance was also given to Bohol and Cebu for the earthquake victims.

    Emergency Response The City Government of Davao acquired 10 more ambulances for central 911 intended for medical emergencies and 42 new mobile patrol vehicles and motorcycles for the Davao City and Police Office.

    Security Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, through E.O no. 24, ordered all shopping malls and commercial centers to install, operate and maintain high end and high definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all entrance and exit points of their premises.

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    Source: Wikipedia.com