Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as Philippines president

Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as Philippines president

Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the president of the Philippines, after a landslide election victory in May.The controversial former mayor of Davao City, 71, overthrew the political establishment, promising a “bloody war” on crime and action on corruption.Nicknamed “The Punisher”, Mr Duterte is credited with a dramatic reduction in crime in Davao, but rights groups say it was at the expense of human rights.He has also promised to end corruption and spread wealth around the country.