Obama cancels meeting with Philippines Prez Duterte after he calls him 'Son Of A Whore'

They were scheduled to meet on Tuesday afternoon at the ASEAN summit in Laos

Obama cancels meeting with Philippines Prez Duterte after he calls him

US President Barack Obama has called off his meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who called him a "son of a whore" as he vowed not to be lectured by the US leader on human rights when they meet in Laos on Monday, BBC has reported.

“You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum,” Duterte was quoted by as saying by Agence-France Presse. “We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me.”


A meeting between Duterte and Obama had been set up for Tuesday afternoon at the ASEAN summit in Laos.

Duterte has faced condemnation from human rights campaigners, diplomats and the UN for inciting a war on drugs that, according to official figures published on Sunday, has led to 2,400 deaths in just two months.

“More people will be killed, plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets. Until the (last) drug manufacturer is killed, we will continue and I will continue. I don’t give a s—t about anybody observing my behaviour,” Duterte said.