16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

The Filipino people have spoken and majority of them picked the tough-talking, crime busting mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte, to be their president. Here are 16 things you need to know about the presumptive 16 President of the Republic of the Philippines.

1. Oldest President of the Philippines at the age of 71. When he assumes office on June 30, 2016, Duterte will be the oldest president of the Philippines, the youngest being Emilio Aguinaldo, 29.

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

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16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

2. Legislator. Duterte has experience being a legislator. He served as Congressman of Davao City from 1998 to 2001.

3.  Bedan Lawyer. Duterte took his law degree at San Beda College, Manila. He finished law in 1972.

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

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4. 9th lawyer-president. Duterte will be the first lawyer in 30 years to serve as president. The last one was Ferdinand Marcos. Out of 16 presidents, he will be the 9th.

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

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5. From city mayor to president

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

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6. Same political party as former President Corazon Aquino

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

7. Socialist president

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

8. First president to openly support same-sex marriage

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

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9. Marksman

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

10. Bisaya

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

11. Aries president

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

12. Facebook King

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

13. Lyceum alumnus

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

14. Prosecutor

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

15. Simple living. According to his neighbors, Duterte has lived in the middle-class village of Dona Luisa, Davao City for 20 years.

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

16. Family man. Duterte has four children- Paolo, Sara, Sebastian (with Elizabeth Zimmerman) and Veronica nicknames "Kitty" (with Cielito Avancena). He now lives with his common-law wife, Cielito "Honeylet" Avancena.

16 things you need to know about the 16th President of the Philippines

 

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