President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks as cabinet members look on during a press conference in Davao City on May 31. Duterte’s war on crime appears to have begun ahead of him taking office, rights activists said on May 31, as they voice concern over a spate of police and vigilante killings.  (AFP/Manman Dejeto)


President-elect Rodrigo Duterte poses for a selfie with supporters after speaking to the media for the first time since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City on May 15. Duterte vowed on to reintroduce capital punishment and gave security forces “shoot-to-kill” orders.  (AFP/Ted Aljibe)


“I am the mayor of the Philippines. I do not want to be called president,” incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said.  (AP/Bullit Marquez, File)


Young and old Filipino volunteers manned the sanctity of the elections on May 9, 2016. This photo was taken inside a polling place at Kingspoint Subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Quezon City.

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