Rodrigo-Roa-Duterte.docx - Rodrigo Roa Duterte(also known as Digong and Rody was born in the town of Maasin in Southern Leyte the eldest son of local

Rodrigo-Roa-Duterte.docx - Rodrigo Roa Duterte(also known...

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Rodrigo Roa Duterte ( also known as Digong and Rody) was born in the town of Maasin, in Southern Leyte, the eldest son of local politician Vicente Duterte (1911–1968), and Soledad Roa (1916–2012), a teacher and activist. He and two sisters (Jocellyn and Eleanor) and two brothers (Benjamin and Emmanuel) moved to Davao City when their father was made the governor of the now-defunct Davao province. He attended high school at the Ateneo de Davao, where he has said he was a victim of sexual abuse by Rev. Mark Falvey, an American Jesuit priest who died in California in 1975—in 2007, nine of his American victims were paid $16 million by the Jesuit church for Falvey's abuse. Duterte was expelled from school for retaliating against another priest by filling a squirt gun with ink and spraying the priest's white cassock. He skipped classes and has told audiences that it took him seven years to finish high school. According to his own report, Duterte and his siblings were frequently beaten by his parents. He began carrying a gun at the age of 15. Despite the hardships and chaos of his younger life,
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