Mayor of Davao City

The mayor of Davao City is the chief executive of the government of Davao City in the Philippines.[1] The mayor leads the city's departments in executing ordinances and delivering public services.[1] The mayorship is a three-year term and each mayor is restricted to three consecutive terms, totaling nine years, although a mayor can be elected again after an interruption of one term.

Mayor of Davao City
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Seal of Davao City
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Sara Duterte

since June 30, 2016
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceDavao City Hall
AppointerElected via popular vote
Term length3 years
Inaugural holderSantiago Artiaga

The current mayor of Davao City is Sara Duterte, the daughter of current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.[1]


  • Santiago Artiaga (1937–1938)
  • Agustin Alvarez (1938–1940)
  • Pantaleon A. Pelayo, Sr. (1940–1941)
  • Alfonzo G. Oboza, Sr. (1941–1942)
  • Juan A. Sarenas (1943–1944)
  • Donato Endriga (1944–1945)
  • Apolinario C. Cabigon (1946–1946)
  • Fundador R. Villafuerte (1946–1947)
  • Leon A. Garcia (1947–1949)
  • Bernardo B. Teves (1949–1953)
  • Rodolfo B. Sarenas (1953–1954)
  • Julian A. Rodriguez, Sr. (1954–1955)
  • Carmelo L. Porras (1956–1967)
  • Elias B. Lopez (1968–1971, 1981–1986)
  • Luis T. Santos (1972–1981)
  • Zafiro L. Respicio (1986–1987)
  • Jacinto T. Rubillar (1987–1988)
  • Rodrigo Duterte (1988–1998, 2001–2010, 2013–2016, leave of absence in 1990)
  • Dominador B. Zuño, Jr. (Acting Mayor – Nov. 12, 1990–Jan. 11, 1991)
  • Benjamin C. de Guzman (1998–2001)
  • Sara Duterte (2010–2013, 2016–present)

Vice Mayor of Davao CityEdit

The Vice Mayor is the second-highest official of the city.[1] The vice mayor is elected via popular vote; although most mayoral candidates have running mates, the vice mayor is elected separately from the mayor. This can result in the mayor and the vice mayor coming from different political parties.[1]

The Vice Mayor is the presiding officer of the Davao City Council, although he can only vote as the tiebreaker. When a mayor is removed from office, the vice mayor becomes the mayor until the scheduled next election. Sebastian Duterte assumed the post on June 30, 2019.