Philippines president now regrets calling Obama a 'son of a b****'

Philippines president now regrets calling Obama a 'son of a b****'
Published: 2016 September 06 07:43:22 (6583 Views)
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has expressed regret over his 'son of a b****' remark while referring to Barack Obama.

In a statement read out by his spokesman, Mr Duterte said his 'strong comments' to certain questions by a reporter 'elicited concern and distress, we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president'.

Mr Duterte made the remarks on Monday before flying to Laos, where he will attend a regional summit. Some translations also say it means 'son of a whore'.

He had been scheduled to meet Mr Obama separately, but that meeting was called off by the Obama administration.

'Clearly, he's a colourful guy,' Mr Obama said. 'What I've instructed my team to do is talk to their Philippine counterparts to find out is this in fact a time where we can have some constructive, productive conversations.'



National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the meeting with Mr Duterte was off.

Mr Duterte has been under intense global scrutiny over the more than 2,000 suspected drug dealers and users killed since he took office. Mr Obama had said he planned to raise the issue in his first meeting with Mr Duterte, but the Philippines leader insisted he was only listening to his own country's people.

'You must be respectful,' Mr Duterte said of Mr Obama. 'Do not just throw questions. I will swear at you in that forum.'

He made the comment to reporters in Davao City.

Showing he would not yield, Mr Obama said he would 'undoubtedly' still bring up human rights and due process concerns 'if and when' the two meet.



Source - Metro

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