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Duterte's High School Dorm To Be Converted Into A Public Museum

His grades will be on display
by Andrei Medina | Jun 28, 2016
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The dormitory where President-elect Rodrigo Duterte stayed in during his high school days will be turned into a museum.

Located at Digos City in Davao del Sur, the dormitory is maintained by the management of Cor Jesu College (CJC), who will open it for public viewing, the Inquirer reported.

According to alumni affairs officer Nelson Tandug, the museum will feature some of Duterte’s personal effects including his transcript of records while he was studying at CJC (around 1956 to 1962), which was then known as the Holy Cross Academy (HCA).

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Other memorabilia even those owned by Jesus Dureza, Duterte’s former dorm roommate and handpicked presidential peace adviser, will also be on display.

Duterte transferred to HCA after he was expelled from the Ateneo de Davao University High School for misconduct. In 2006, he donated P100,000 for the renovation of the dormitory.


This isn't the first time items Duterte used were planned for public display.

After the May elections, teachers at the school where the then-Davao City mayor voted wanted to preserve the wooden chair he sat in by sending it over to a museum.

There were also plans to convert the Dutertes’ two-storey, four-bedroom ancestral house in Davao City into a museum due to the increased interest in the life of the incoming president.


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