Asian Dragon’s publisher Olivia Limpe-Aw was able to get up-close with now President Rody Duterte when he was still undecided to run for the presidential post in 2015. Rody Duterte was on the cover of Asian Dragon Magazine July-August 2015 and we ran the full story on him here.

Duterteisms is a series of snippets from interviews we conducted with President Rody Duterte, where we get to know more about our new president, his quirks, and ideas. This is a snippet of Olivia Limpe-Aw’s conversation with him where Duterte talks about staying humble and grounded despite the power he has in Davao City.

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Asian Dragon - Rody Duterte on being humble and grounded

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