Rodrigo Roa Duterte was born on March 28, 1945), also known as Digong and Rody. He is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and incumbent President of the Philippines and the first from Mindanao to hold the office.He is the chairperson of PDP–Laban, the ruling political party in the Philippines. Duterte took office at age 71 on June 30, 2016, making him the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency; the record was previously held by Sergio Osmeña at the age of 65.PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
Born in Maasin, Southern Leyte, Duterte studied political science at the Lyceum of the Philippines University, graduating in 1968, before obtaining a law degree from San Beda College of Law in 1972. He then worked as a lawyer and was a prosecutor for Davao City, before becoming vice mayor and, subsequently, mayor of the city in the wake of the Philippine Revolution of 1986. Duterte won seven terms and served as mayor of Davao for over 22 years.PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
EARLY LIFE AND MAYOR OF DAVAO CITYDuterte’s father served as governor of the province of Davao, and his mother was a community activist who had a prominent role in the “people power” movement that deposed the authoritarian president Ferdinand Marcos and restored democratic rule to the Philippines.