Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte with the Philippine flag during his presidential campaignErik De Castro/Reuters

The man who has been described as the Philippines' answer to Donald Trump and who nicknamed himself The Punisher has become the country's president. Rodrigo Duterte, who has been mayor of Davao for 22 years and worked as a congressman, has long been the wild card in Filipino politics.

A self-described womaniser, the 71-year-old's controversial comments have divided voters but his popularity among the electorate won out at the polls.

As the country begins to learn what Duterte's policies mean for them, here are some of his most controversial comments.

On an Australian woman who was raped and killed during a prison riot in 1989: "I saw her face and I thought: 'Son of a bitch. What a pity... they raped her, they all lined up. I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first."

He refused to apologise for the comment, telling people he had been angry she was killed and was just speaking the way men talk.

On the Pope's visit to the Philippines, which caused him to be stuck in a traffic jam: "It took us five hours to get from the hotel to the airport. I asked who was coming. They said it was the Pope. I wanted to call him. 'Pope, son of a whore, go home. Don't visit anymore.'"

Duterte did apologise for the comment and the Vatican said it appreciated the apology.

On killing criminals: "Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because as the mayor, I'd kill you."

And on the same topic: "The 1,000 (I allegedly killed) will become 100,000. That will fatten the fish in Manila Bay. I will dump their bodies there."

On why he should not be compared to Donald Trump: "He is a bigot and I am not."

On his love life: "My two girlfriends right now, they're housed not in a condo, not in houses in Greenhills, they're in a boarding house. It's just PHP1,500 (£22) a month."