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Rodrigo Duterte

EFFECTIVE
Education
 B.A., Lyceum of the
Philippines University
(1968)i
 Law degree, San Beda
College of Law (1972)ii
Work Experienceiii
 Mayor, Davao City (19881998, 2001-2010, 2013present)
 Vice Mayor, Davao City
(2010-2013)
 Congressman (1998-2001)

EMPOWERING

Participatory DecisionMakingx
 First mayor to give
formal
representation to
indigenous Lumad
and Muslim
community,
designating deputy
mayors to represent
their interests in
local government
 Promises to push for
a federalist
iv
government, giving
Laws Signed as Mayor
more independence
 Executive Order no. 39,
to local governments
setting speed limits within
 Anti-discrimination
Davao City
ordinance in Davaoxi
 Executive Order no. 04,
 “Listening tour”
implementing a
around the
comprehensive anti-smoking
Philippines and Hong
ordinance
Kong as part of his
 Executive Order no. 24
advocacy for
ordering all malls and
federalismxii
commercial centers to have
xiii
closed circuit TV cameras at Pro-Poor Programs
 Used city funds to
all entrances and exits
 Banned liquor past 1 AM
build a P12 million
 Banned firecrackers in
drug rehabilitation
and treatment
Davao City
center
Programs Enacted

Offered a P2000
 Requires gov’t offices to
monthly allowance
Davao City to release
v
to drug addicts
permits within 72 hours
committed to kicking
 Implemented a 911
the habit (2003)
emergency response system
vi

Promises not to tax
in Davao City
those earning less
Major Awards
than P20,000/yearxiv
 Nominated for the World
Mayor Prize (2014) but
declined, saying “he was
just doing his job” and “’As a

ETHICAL
Allegations
 Admits links to
Davao Death Squads,
which has been
suspected of the
presumed murders of
over 1000 peoplexv xvi
 “Duterte’s public
support for the
extrajudicial killings
of suspected
criminals should
prompt a long
overdue investigation
into Duterte’s
possible role in those
deaths,” – Deputy
Asia Director, Human
Rights Watchxvii
 Commission of
Human Rights
recommended that
the Office of the
Ombudsman file
murder charges
against Duterte
(2012) Charges were
not filed against him
and no one has been
convicted for the
extrajudicial killings
in Davaoxviii
Misc. Actionsxix
 Says he will close
down Congress
altogether if
lawmakers try to
impeach him
 Made a tourist to
swallow his own
cigarette buttxx
 Rejected the Interior

matter of principle, I don’t
accept awards.’”vii
Davao City was given the
Presidential Award for the
Most Child Friendly City,
highly urbanized category
(2015, 1998, 1999)viii
Davao City is the 4th Safest
City in the World, by
Numbeo, a user-contributed
survey site (2015)ix

Secretary Post 4
times, saying he was
“not qualified”

The crime statistics in 2012
published by SEPO, Senate
of the Philippines cited
Region X! With its Capital
Davao City as no. 4 with
respect to the incidence of
monthly crime rate of 24.29.
For every 100,000 people,
there were 24 incidents of
crime every month1

1 SEPO, Philippine Senate, “Crime Statistics at a Glance, June 2013,
https://www.senate.gov.ph/publications/AAG%202013-05%20-%20Crime%20Statistics.pdf

i Bolido, Linda B., “Duterte is LPU’s Outstanding Alumnus.” Inquirer.net, March 10, 2015.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/677750/duterte-is-lpus-outstanding-alumnus
ii Farolan, Ramon. “Rodrigo Roa Duterte, ‘The Donald’ of Davao.” Inquirer.net, August 31,
2015. http://opinion.inquirer.net/88091/rodrigo-roa-duterte-the-donald-of-davao
iii "Mayor- Rodrigo R. Duterte." The Official Website of the City Government of Davao.
Accessed January 25, 2016. http://www.davaocity.gov.ph/davao/mayor.aspx?id=profile.
iv Espejo, Edwin. “A Man of Many Names: Davao’s Controversial, Colorful Mayor Duterte.”
Asian Correspondent, January 14, 2014. http://asiancorrespondent.com/2014/01/davaoscolorful-duterte/
v Ranada, Pia. “The Leader I Want: Rodrigo Duterte’s To-Fix List for 2016.” Rappler,
December 3, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/114778-rodrigoduterte-leader-i-want
vi Ranada, Pia and Editha Caduaya, “22 Things to Know about ‘Duterte Harry.’” Rappler,
September 18, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/105955-things-know-triviarodrigo-duterte
vii Ibid
viii Lacorte, Germenia. “Duterte Declines World Mayor Award Nod, Says He’s Just Doing
His Job.” Inquirer.net, April 27, 2014. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/597701/duterte-declinesworld-mayor-award-nod-says-hes-just-doing-his-job
ix Abat, Ruji Peter S., “Davao Now 4th Safest City.” Sun Star, June 23, 2015.
x Ranada, Pia and Editha Caduaya, “22 Things to Know about ‘Duterte Harry.’” Rappler,
September 18, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/105955-things-know-triviarodrigo-duterte
xi Ibid
xii Ranada, Pia. “The Leader I Want: Rodrigo Duterte’s To-Fix List for 2016.” Rappler,
December 3, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/114778-rodrigoduterte-leader-i-want
xiii Ranada, Pia and Editha Caduaya, “22 Things to Know about ‘Duterte Harry.’” Rappler,
September 18, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/105955-things-know-trivia-

rodrigo-duterte
xiv Ranada, Pia. “The Leader I Want: Rodrigo Duterte’s To-Fix List for 2016.” Rappler,
December 3, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/114778-rodrigoduterte-leader-i-want
xv “Duterte Admits Links to Davao Death Squad.” ABS-CBN News, May 25, 2015.
http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/regions/05/25/15/duterte-admits-links-davao-deathsquad-says-hell-kill-100000-criminals
xvi Ressa, Maria A. “Duterte, His 6 Contradictions and Planned Dictatorship.” Rappler,
October 26, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/110679-dutertecontradictions-dictatorship
xvii Manlupig, Karlos. “Investigate Duterte’s Role in Death Squads – HRW.” Rappler, May
20, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/93739-duterte-death-squads-human-rightswatch
xviii Ibid
xix Ranada, Pia and Editha Caduaya, “22 Things to Know about ‘Duterte Harry.’” Rappler,
September 18, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/105955-things-know-triviarodrigo-duterte
xx “Duterte Forces Smoking Tourist to Swallow Cigarette Butt.” Rappler, September 3,
2015. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/104625-duterte-forcestourist-swallow-cigarette-butt