• Duterte expresses regret over Obama ‘whore’ slur

    Duterte expresses regret over Obama ‘whore’ slur

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret Tuesday that a tirade against Barack Obama, in which he called the US leader a “son of a whore”, came across as a personal attack.

    Longtime allies the United States and the Philippines have seen relations plunge under a barrage of insults from Duterte since he came to office on June 30.

    The latest Duterte outburst came on Monday before a planned meeting between the leaders at a regional summit in Laos.

    Obama responded to the outburst […]

  • Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader after ‘whore’ jibe

    Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader after ‘whore’ jibe

    United States President, Barack Obama, has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a “son of a whore.”

    Mr. Duterte was responding to the U.S president’s promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting.

    The Filipino leader is known for his colourful language, though this time it has had a diplomatic impact, the BBC reports.

    Mr. Duterte has now said he regrets the remark.

    “While the immediate cause was my […]