LOOK: Who’s who in Duterte family tree
President Rodrigo Duterte traces his roots to the Visayas and Mindanao.
Born on March 28, 1945, in Maasin, Southern Leyte, his parents were Vicente Duterte, a lawyer from Cebu who became governor of the undivided Davao in the late 1950s, and Soledad Roa, a teacher and civic leader from Agusan del Norte.
The Duterte family moved to Davao when the future President was just a young boy. The President has four siblings—Eleonor, Emmanuel, Benjamin and Jocelyn. Duterte has three children with his first wife Elizabeth Zimmerman—Paolo (incoming Davao vice mayor), Sara (incoming Davao mayor) and Sebastian.
The 25-year marriage of Zimmerman and Duterte was annulled in 1998. The President has another daughter, Veronica, with his current partner Honeylet Avanceña.
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