President Rodrigo Duterte was a long-time Mayor of Davao City (22 years). Joining the Philippine Information Agency in 2003,I was able to cover some of his activities in his stints as City Mayor, Vice Mayor (2010-2013) and President-elect.
Unfortunately some of the old photos were in my old desktops and laptops which I could no longer retrieve.
Here are some of the photos each with little stories of its own.
|Squeezing among a crowd of media men to take this shot. The President votes at his precinct at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School. That school chair is now preserved as memento.|
|The night after the elections, initial tally had him leading the presidential race, He is "ambushed" by reporters at the hotel lobby of the Royal Mandaya Hotel, the girl facing him is his daughter Kitty.|
|The press conference at the Matina Enclaves on May 16.|
|Signing a Time Magazine with him as cover|
|Veteran photojournalist Rene Lumawag has the biggest collection of Duterte photographs having covered him in the 1980s when he was still the OIC Vice-Mayor. You can get a glimpse of some of the photos in his exhibit at Abreeza Mall (Rody Duterte thru the years) which runs from June 23 to July 6. Shot this scene at the unveiling with ms. Elizabeth Zimmerman-Duterte as guest-of-honor.|