The Philippine parliament on Monday proclaimed Rodrigo Duterte the nation's next president following his landslide election win this month, but he snubbed the event.
A joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Manila endorsed the official count of the ballots, which saw Duterte win by more than six million votes. Duterte declined to attend, remaining instead in his southern hometown of Davao.
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