Rodrigo Duterte

“I do not want to pick a quarrel with Obama, but certainly I would not appear beholden to anybody…”

Duterte in Barong Tagalog

Rodrigo Duterte

Current president of the Philippines. Born in the year 1945.

Was elected to a six-year term in May 2016. Took office on June 30.

Known by the nickname Digong. A lawyer and politician of Visayan descent.

President Duterte is almost incorrigible when it comes to attaching curse words to statements he utters publicly, especially in front of the media when the cameras are rolling. The habit endears him to Filipinos who are tired of the politically correct, but two-faced, pretentious and pandering politicians.

News Media Lied About Duterte Calling Obama Son of a Bitch


In context, President Duterte on President Obama: “I do not want to pick a quarrel with Obama, but certainly I would not appear beholden to anybody…”