Philippines Duterte Trivia

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How well do you know Mayor Rodrigo Duterte?

To find out how well you really know the current President of the Philippines, take this quiz.

As an introduction, Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known as Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician who is the 16th and current President of the Philippines. He is the first Mindanaoan to hold the office, and the fourth of Visayan descent.

Duterte was among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and was Mayor of Davao City, a highly urbanized city on Mindanao island, for seven terms, totaling more than 22 years. He has also served as vice-mayor and as congressman for the city.

Nicknamed “The Punisher” by Time, an alleged vigilante group called the Davao Death Squad has been tied to Duterte by human rights organizations and are responsible for the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers. Duterte has drawn criticism from various sources, particularly the press and the Philippine National Police leadership in the Aquino government, which contest the effectiveness of his policies.

On May 9, 2016, Duterte won the Philippine presidential election, garnering 16,601,997 votes (39.01% of total votes cast, and 6.6 million votes ahead of closest rival Mar Roxas).

His domestic policy has focused on combating illegal drug trade by initiating a nationwide drug war.

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