|Deputy Speaker |
of the Philippine House of Representatives
July 22, 2019 – October 13, 2020
|House Speaker||Alan Peter Cayetano|
|Member of the |
Philippine House of Representatives
from Davao City's 1st district
|Assumed office |
June 30, 2019
|Preceded by||Karlo Nograles|
|Vice Mayor of Davao City|
June 30, 2013 – January 5, 2018
|Mayor||Rodrigo Duterte (2013–2016)|
Sara Duterte (2016–2018)
|Preceded by||Rodrigo Duterte|
|Succeeded by||Bernard Al-ag (acting)|
|Member of the|
Davao City Council
as the President of the
Liga ng mga Barangay-Davao City Chapter
January 6, 2008 – June 30, 2013
|Preceded by||Amilbangsa Manding|
|Succeeded by||Edgar P. Ibuyan Jr.|
|Barangay Chairman of |
Catalunan Grande, Davao City
November 15, 2007 – June 30, 2013
|Preceded by||Jesus Sabio|
|Succeeded by||January Navares-Duterte|
Paolo Zimmerman Duterte
March 24, 1975
Davao City, Philippines
|Political party||Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (local political party; 2011–present)|
|National Unity Party (2019–present)|
|Relations||Rodrigo Duterte (father) |
Elizabeth Zimmerman (mother)
Sara Duterte (sister)
Sebastian "Baste" Duterte (brother)
Veronica Duterte (half sister)
Vicente Duterte (grandfather)
Soledad Duterte (grandmother)
|Alma mater||University of Mindanao |
University of Southeastern Philippines
Paolo "Pulong" Zimmerman Duterte (born March 24, 1975) is a Filipino politician who is the representative of Davao City's 1st district. He previously was vice mayor of Davao City from 2013 until his resignation in December 2017.
Paolo Duterte is the eldest son of former mayor of Davao City and now Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte. His sister Sara is the incumbent Mayor of Davao City, while his brother Sebastian is the incumbent vice mayor of the said city.
Early life and education
Paolo Zimmerman Duterte was born on March 24, 1975 in Davao City. He is the eldest son of president Rodrigo Duterte and Elizabeth Zimmerman, a Filipina of American and German Jewish descent. His sister, Sara Duterte, is the incumbent Mayor of Davao City.
For his elementary and secondary studies, Duterte studied at the Philippine Women's College of Davao, obtaining his high school diploma in 1991. He attended the University of Mindanao, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Banking & Finance in 2002. Duterte also had graduate studies at the University of Southeastern Philippines, where he attained his master's degree in Public Administration in 2009, and at the Lyceum-Northwestern University, where he attained his doctorate degree in Public Administration in 2015.
In pursuit of his dream in becoming a pilot, he obtained his Airplane Private Pilot Licence at Mactan Aviation Technology Center Inc. Pilot School in 2018. He is currently working on his Commercial and Multi-Engine Pilot License and Helicopter Pilot Training at CheynAir Aviation.
Paolo Duterte started his career as a politician as a barangay captain serving the barangay of Catalunan Grande of Davao City's Talomo District from November 15, 2007 to June 30, 2013. In the later part of his barangay captain stint from July 2011 to June 2013, Duterte was Vice President for Mindanao Liga ng mga Barangay National (lit. 'Mindanao National Barangay League').
He was also part of the 15th and 16th City Council in Davao as a City Councilor from January 6, 2008 to June 30, 2013. He served as ABC Sectoral Representative as a councilor. He was elected as Davao City's Vice Mayor in the 2013 local elections assuming the post on June 30, 2013. He secured a second term in the 2016 local elections.
Duterte later resigned as Vice Mayor of Davao City on December 25, 2017 saying the move was made out of "delicadeza" after his public quarrel with his daughter. This was attributed by Duterte to his "failed marriage" to Lovelie Sangkola describing his former wife as "incorrigible". He thanked the city council and remarked that he is looking forward to the day he is able to "serve the country again". Davao City Majority Floor Leader Bernard Al-ag became acting vice mayor upon recognition of his resignation by President Rodrigo Duterte on January 5, 2018.
On October 12, 2018, Duterte filed his candidacy for congressman representing Davao City's 1st Congressional District. He was proclaimed the winner by the Commission on Elections on May 14, 2019 and took his oath of office on June 21. In July, he was elected Deputy Speaker of the House for Political Affairs. Some of the bills he authored or co-authored as a congressman includes the creation of a Boracay Island Development Authority, the renaming of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and the setting up of various department-level government agencies in charge of disaster resilience, OFWs and emergency response.
Duterte's first wife was Lovelie Sangkola, who was of Tausūg descent, with whom he has 3 children. Their marriage was annulled in 2006. Paolo then married his longtime girlfriend, January Navares, in December 2010. They have 2 children together.
Duterte has two grandchildren, Rodrigo Duterte III, son of Rodrigo Duterte II, born in June 2019; and Arturo Vicente Duterte, son of Omar, born on August 15, 2019.
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