Place of Birth. Education. Born on the island of Leyte in the city of Maasine (South Leyte Province) in the family of the future mayor of the city of Danao and the governor of the province of Davao Vicente Duterte and a school teacher Soledad Roa. The Duterte family moved to the Davao region in 1951.
In 1956, Rodrigo Duterte graduated from elementary school in Davao, twice he was expelled from school for bad behavior. He completed his second stage of education at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Digos.
Duterte graduated from the University of the Philippines in Manila in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1972 he received a law degree from St. Bede's College. In the same year, he passed the exam for the right to practice law.
Career. Upon completion of training, in 1977-1979. He worked as a legal adviser in the Davao City Prosecutor's Office. Then he was the fourth (1979-1981), third (1981-1983) and second (1983-1986) deputy prosecutor of the city of Davao.
In 1986-1998 Duterte was vice mayor of Davao. In 1988, he ran for mayor, but lost the election. In 2001, Duterte was elected mayor of Davao, subsequently re-elected several times.
In 1998, he put forward his candidacy for the House of Representatives, becoming a congressman from the 1st district of the city of Davao.
2010 - Duterte becomes vice mayor, succeeding his daughter, Sarah Duterte-Carpio, who was elected mayor. Several times he was offered the post of secretary of the Internal and Local Self-Government, but each time he refused.
In 2015, at a forum of supporters of the federalization of the country in Baguio, Duterte said that he would join the presidential race, because "it is necessary to save the republic."
Since June 30, 2016 - President of the Philippines. With the beginning of Duterte's presidency, the country began mass killings of drug dealers and drug suspects during police raids. In this regard, the United States said that it could stop supplying weapons to the Philippine army if violations of the rule of law, due process and human rights continue to occur in this country.
In August 2016, the media wrote about 900 drug dealers killed in the Philippines, the killings took place during raids and special operations organized by the police and civil activists (people's squad). By September, this figure had increased to 2,400. According to official sources from the Philippine Department of the Interior, another 700,000 drug dealers and drug addicts surrendered to the authorities in order to avoid massacre without trial or investigation. By mid-January 2017, 6,299 people were reported killed in the war on drug trafficking.
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Calamar, said in August 2016 that Duterte's calls to kill those whom he considers drug dealers are irresponsible and, moreover, such actions are a crime. To which Duterte reacted sharply: "Perhaps we should separate from the UN. Why should we listen to this nonsense?"
Scandals. During his tenure as mayor, Duterte forced a tourist to eat a cigarette butt for violating Davao's anti-smoking law. The owner of the bar called Duterte, and he personally came to "enforce the law." Duterte has been criticized for this, especially by the Philippine Human Rights Commission.
In September 2016, at a press conference before the start of the ASEAN summit, Duterte insulted US President Barack Obama, who wanted to discuss the killings in the Philippines. Duterte called Obama and promised to curse. He later apologized for his words.
A few days later, Duterte undiplomatically expressed his opinion about the UN Secretary General: "I told myself that you, Ban Ki-moon, are just another fool. I will continue the campaign against the criminals, I don't feel sorry for them. I don't care."
Duterte, dubbed "The Executioner" by Time magazine, has been repeatedly criticized by human rights groups, including Amnesty International, for supporting summary executions of criminals by the "Davao death squads". In July 2005, at an anti-crime summit, the politician said: "Quick executions of criminals remain the most effective way to combat kidnapping and drug trafficking."
In 2015, Duterte confirmed the connection between him and the killings of criminals without trial in Davao, and also said that if he became president, he would execute up to one hundred thousand criminals.
On November 29, 2016, an assassination attempt was made on Duterte. Nine of his guards were injured.
Personal life. In 1973-2000 He was married to Elisabeth Zimmerman and has six children from this marriage. Now he lives in a civil marriage with a nurse, Cielita "Honeylet" Avanseigne, has a common daughter.