A former militiaman claims while testifying at a hearing by the Philippine Senate that President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte ordered the deaths of criminals and political opponents, allegedly Leila de Lima, critic and journalist Juan Pala, and unidentified Filipino Muslims in 1993, while he was mayor of Davao City. The witness also revealed that Duterte's son Paolo may also have been involved in the murders as an accomplice to his father. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20160916204709-http:--www.interaksyon.com-article-132449-dds-member-links-duterte-son-paolo-to-murders (Interaksyon)], [https:--www.bloomberg.com-news-articles-2016-09-15-witness-says-philippine-president-ordered-killings (Bloomberg)] [http:--wtop.com-asia-2016-09-witness-says-philippine-president-ordered-killings- (AP via WTOP)], [https:--www.nytimes.com-aponline-2016-09-14-world-asia-ap-as-philippines-duterte-killings.html?_r=0 ("The New York Times")][http:--www.rappler.com-nation-146292-duterte-ordered-killing-jun-pala-senate-witness (Rappler)]Davao Death Squad
An explosion at a night market in Davao City, Philippines, kills at least 14 people and injures 60. President of the Philippines and former Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte was in the city at the time. Abu Sayyaf have claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Congress of the Philippines proclaims Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo as President-elect and Vice President-elect of the Philippines, respectively. [http:--cnnphilippines.com-news-2016-05-30-congress-proclamation-president-rodrigo-duterte-vice-president-leni-robredo.html (CNN Philippines)], [http:--www.theolympian.com-news-nation-world-article80743862.html (AP via "The Olympian")]date=August 2019
Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte says he shot a fellow law student at San Beda College. The victim, Octavio Goco, who was also a Lex Talionis fraternity brother of Duterte, survived the assault. Duerte was not allowed to participate in his graduation ceremony.