After weeks of vote counting, the official election results of 2016 finally revealed who among the aspiring leaders were favored by the Filipino people. The future of our country now lies in the hands of a yin-and-yang tandem: the tough and decisive President Rodrigo Duterte, and the nurturing and motherly Vice President Leni Robredo.
Some would argue that a Duterte-Robredo match-up is a perfect political combination for the country’s two top offices. Duterte gained his nickname “The Punisher” for his hardline stance on fighting drugs and crime during his 22-year term as Mayor of Davao City. Robredo, on the other hand, is popularly known for her “Tsinelas” leadership and down-to-earth personality, authoring laws that helped the marginalized. Their unique rulership styles resonated with millions of Filipino voters.
With Duterte and Robredo about to hold the highest seats in the government, there is much to learn about our new leaders and assess their potentials. Take a look at their political background and achievements, their journey as presidential and vice presidential candidates, and their stands on national issues awaiting their administration in this infographic from M2.0, one of the leading PR firms in the Philippines.