He has been called a “maverick” and nicknamed “Digong Duterte”. The 71-year-old former mayor of Davao is perhaps the least orthodox politician to reach the pinnacle of power in the Phillipines.
Rodrigo Duterte is charismatic with a talent to seduce crowds with his speeches and to get results. His record as the crime-busting mayor of Davoa, which was once notorious for its lawlessness earned him the moniker “The Punisher”.
He has promised to do the same as president saying he will sweep away cr…
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