In Southeast Asia, did you know that a new leader is trending and his influence extends to the entire Far-Eastern region? His name is Rodrigo Duterte. Foreign countries are now curious about this new name that is circulating in social media. This name is also attracting media attention due to his unique leadership style and unorthodox way of implementing an efficient governance to his constituents. Let us explore more about this new personality that is now causing numerous media attention all over the world.

Who is Rodrigo Duterte? President "Rody" is now the newly elected president of the Republic of the Philippines. As based on the recent Philippine national elections held on May 9, 2016, he garnered more than 15 million votes, which is almost half than the total votes of the second placed vying for Philippine presidency position. Which means that Rodrigo Duterte just had a landslide victory against his opponents during the recent national elections in the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte
16th Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte is the current Mayor of Davao City, the largest city in the island of Mindanao, located in the southernmost part of the Philippines. Duterte will vacate his post as a mayor on June 30, 2016. In the same date, he will be officially referred to as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. Incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will take his oath as the head of the country and will start working as the official Philippine leader to be known locally and internationally.

Rodrigo Duterte, the New President of the Philippines: It is obvious that by a landslide, Rodrigo is now the new Philippine president. He will be serving as the head of state for at least six years according to the constitution of the Philippines. As an incoming president, he will be replacing Benigno Aquino II as the outgoing Philippine president on June 30, 2016, who won 2010 national elections of the country. As a personal preference, Rodrigo Duterte wants to be known as President Rody, which is his nickname that was named after his late mother.

As the new President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte recently broke history by being the first from the Mindanao to win the highest position in the country. He overcame the myth or a political curse that only from Luzon and Visayas have the higher chances of winning the highest positions of the country during national elections. He is expected to finally bring the shining gem to transform Mindanao island to be a vibrant island in the country to level up with the political, social, and economic productivity of the Philippines during his presidency.

Rodrigo Duterte previously stated that the Philippines will be undergoing a massive political reform when he will be starting his leadership. The Filipino people will expect that the new president will be establishing a Federal form of government. Federalism is believed by the incoming president as the main solution to distribute wealth to all Filipino people. It seeks to neutralize a political and economic power of the National Capital region to be distributed to other regions across the country.

As he leaves as an outgoing Mayor of Davao City, he will be replaced by Sarah Duterte as the next mayor of the country. Sarah Duterte is the daughter of the new president of the Philippines. Both Rodrigo Duterte and Sarah Duterte are veteran politicians of Davao City.

Crime fighting leader

If thought that Donald Trump is the worst, you have to know this person. He is President Rodrigo Duterte. Even though he is known for his feisty remarks in public, he remains true to his words. As a long-time serving politician, he made one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Philippines to be politically stable, economically competitive, and the most disciplined in the country.

Due to his accomplishments for transforming Davao City as the most peaceful metropolitan area in the Philippines, Duterte was known as an efficient crime-fighting advocate. His vision as the most effective leader to neutralize criminal activities across Davao City is one of the best reasons why he gained numerous supporters all over the country. Filipinos from other provinces and cities expect that what he did to Davao will also be done to other parts of the country. He is expected to materialize his goal to eliminate criminal activities across the country in just three to six months.

Even though he has been a target by human rights advocates, nothing can't stop Rody Duterte from fighting against the most dangerous criminals in the country. He is known to be the most notorious criminal busters through his remarkable interventions by imposing is the most fatal punishments during his reign. With this regard, many people wants his style of limiting criminal activities due to the rising heinous crimes across the country that is uncontrollable.

During his presidency, you can walk in the middle of the night, enjoying the warm breeze by the tropical climate of the country. You don't have to worry for being at risk of several safety threats and hazards because criminal activities will be significantly decreased.

Imposing discipline

Political analysts believe that the essence of democracy has been already abused in the country. Democratic implementation is overly used because there are protesters that are showing lack of discipline while voicing their concerns towards any government official or agency. Promoters of democracy are regarded as undisciplined individuals because they are initiating remorse, aggression, and poor sanitation behaviors whenever they protest along the streets.

Duterte believes that by imposing curfews to minors, this will eliminate incident rates of juvenile delinquencies all over the country. Minors are the hope of the nation by being as the next generation of leaders. It is important to have a strict implementation of curfew towards minors so that the risk of criminal activities involving minors will be controlled.

Discipline towards sanitation management will be promoted through his leadership for the next six years. The Philippines is observed by other nations to have an embarrassing implementation of waste management, which is responsible for exposing all individuals or groups to potential health threats, environmental conservation, and waste segregation. Through his leadership for the next six years, people will be mandated to observed cleanliness, environmental preservation, and proper sanitation activities.

Fast-acting economist

As a leader, he wants a hard-line economic development. This means that the economy can be more efficient when people can feel or experience the luxury of living in a community with a thriving public and private services. People can feel the essence of experiencing an economic growth by utilizing more infrastructure developments, fast-acting processing of projects, and minimizing short-term economic developments.

He is poised to welcome more foreign investors by easing foreign ownership to more than 40%. This means that foreign businessman will be delighted to increase their investments in the Philippines during his term as the president. There will be more investment opportunities that the Philippines will experience for the next six years.

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