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He then worked as a lawyer and was a prosecutor for Davao City , before becoming vice mayor and, subsequently, mayor of the city in the wake of the People Power Revolution. Duterte won seven terms and served as mayor of Davao for over 22 years. Frequently described as a populist    and a nationalist ,    Duterte's political success has been aided by his vocal support for the extrajudicial killing of drug users and other criminals. Various human rights groups documented over 1, killings allegedly by death squads operating in Davao between and ; the victims were mainly drug users, petty criminals, and street children. His domestic policy has focused on combating the illegal drug trade by initiating the controversial war on drugs , fighting crime, and corruption ,    and launching a massive infrastructure plan. Duterte was born on March 28, , in Maasin.
Children were due to return to school at the end of August after classes for more than 25 million primary and secondary students were shut down in March as the contagion took off in the Philippines. But in a speech aired late on Monday, Mr Duterte said the risk was too great, even if it held students back academically. If the vaccine is already there, then it's okay," he added.