Rodrigo Roa Duterte: Sixteenth President of the Philippines

Biography of Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Sixteenth President of the Philippines
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Category: Philippine Presidents

Personal Details:
Also Known As: Digong, Rody
Born: March 28, 1945, Maasin, Philippines
Political Parties: PDP–Laban (Present)
Parents: Vicente and Soledad Rao Duterte
Education: Law degree Lyceum of the Philippines University
Experience: Mayor of Davao City, 1988–2016; President of the Phillippines 2016–present.
Spouse: Elizabeth Zimmerman (wife, 1973–2000), Cielito "Honeylet" AvanceƱa (partner, mid-1990s to present)
Children: 4
Famous Quote: "Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because I'd kill you. I'll dump all of you into Manila Bay, and fatten all the fish there."

Fast Facts:
Carries a .38 calibre handgun in his waistband.
Rides his Harley Davidson Motorcycle to patrol the streets.

How to Cite This Web Page
Villena, Daryll. "Benigno S. Aquino III: Fifteenth President of the Philippines". Accessed [put the date when you accessed this page]. Available from

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Philippine Presidents, Presidential Museum and Library, (Kalayaan Hall, Jose P. Laurel Street, MalacaƱang, Manila City, Jose P Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila)

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