Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, also known as Rody or Digong, is probably one of the most hotly contested presidentiable candidates. Thousands of Filipinos have been gathering not only in Philippine cities to express support for him, but even migrants and OFWs across the globe have thrown their lot in with the tough-talking mayor.
But even with his popularity and charisma, is he really qualified to become the next president of the country?
The DailyPedia has found 10 good reasons Filipinos should vote for Duterte:
10. Duterte is a lawyer.
Duterte is a lawyer, earning his BA in Political Arts from the Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila and his law degree from San Beda College of Law. Years after graduating from San Beda and passing the bar exam in 1972, Duterte became the Special Counsel at the City Prosecution Office in Davao City from 1977-1979; Fourth Assistant City Prosecutor from 1979-1981; Third Assistant City Prosecutor from 1981-1983; and Second Assistant City Prosecutor from 1983-1986.