All these years, the home of the popular Davao City mayor remains simple. He opens its doors to us.
EXTERIOR. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte stands outside his house in the early hours of Wednesday, September 30, 2015. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – We got in Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's black pick-up truck before sunrise on Wednesday, September 30.
Classical music was playing on the sound system. His driver of 11 years, Romerico, asked, "Where to, boss?"
After a night in his favorite restaurant and bar, Duterte took me and fellow Rappler reporter Editha Caduaya to his home inside a government housing compound he started decades ago.
Through these photos, take a tour of the house he shares with one of the women in his life and their young daughter.
ENTRANCE. The first room after walking in from the garage.SHOE CRAZE. 'The only thing I have in common with Imelda Marcos,' Duterte jokingly says about his shoe obsession.LIVING ROOM. The mayor's masseuse waits for him in his living room.BOOKWORM. Duterte says he loves spy novels and history booksINTO HIS ABODE. Mayor Duterte climbs up this spiral staircase every day to reach his bedroom.YOUNG RODY. A photo of the mayor as a toddler is displayed near the entrance to his bedroom.BEDROOM. Mosquitoes tend to bother him at night, hence the net.STAYING FIT. He says he tries to exercise on this machine twice a day.SPACIOUS BATHROOM. This is where he does a lot of thinking, the Mayor says.PHOTOS OF HIS KIDS. Here's a photo of his youngest child, Veronica.READINGS. A signed copy of a biography of activist and priest Louie Jalandoni sits on top of his running machine.DUTERTAXI. This taxi was given to Mayor Duterte by his friends 4 years ago to enable him to go around the city incognito.