Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo 'Rody' Roa Duterte is the 16th President of the Philippines. 
The former lawyer and mayor of Davao built a reputation on fighting crime and corruption. He has promised a zero tolerance policy against drug traffickers, organised crime and has vowed to re-introduce the death penalty.

Philippine Marine Battalion Landing Team at the military headquarters in Marawi, southern Philippines. Photo: Reuters

Philippine army battles final 30 Muslim militants in Marawi

Philippine troops on Sunday were battling a final group of about 30 pro-Islamic State group militants who were surrounded in one building with all their hostages gone as a nearly five-month siege neared its end in southern Marawi city, a military official said.