Duterte Expresses Regrets for Statement Against Obama

Duterte Expresses Regrets for Statement Against Obama

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regrets after his strong comments toward US President Obama that causes on-hold of their bilateral meeting which originally scheduled September 6, Tuesday.

The statement of President Duterte before his departure for the ASEAN Summit 2016 in Laos has resulted to controversies after the reports stating that US President Barack Obama would lecture him regarding issues on extrajudicial killings.

However, Duterte issued a statement to clarify the issues regarding his remarks last September 5, Monday, a day before the scheduled meet between the leaders of the Philippines and the United States.

“While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president,” statement released by President Duterte.

“We look forward to ironing out differences arising out of national priorities and perceptions, and working in mutually responsible ways for both countries,” He added.

Moreover, Duterte stated that the meeting between the United States and the Philippines had been mutually agreed to be moved to a later date.

Furthermore, despite being criticized due to issues of extrajudicial killings and tagged as a mastermind, he asserts to pursue and continue his campaign on drugs.

“Plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets. Until the (last) drug manufacturer is killed, we will continue,” Duterte said.

The president has assured that he will continue to suppress crime and eliminate drugs including drug dealers, he added that the deaths tagged as victims of summary executions are under investigation.


  1. Buti mamatay n c obama dhil minumura nya un pinas.

  2. Opo lhat tyo ay buto sa kay rigon kc ina

  3. Anong sinasabi ni president kz?

  4. No personal interest no tension. Our teachers teaching us mind your own business oh simple as that.

  5. Pray for the philippines God Bless U tatay digong

  6. Laban ito ng taong bayan at mahal naming pangulo…

  7. Gogogogogooooohahhhhh Obama sumabog kna sana Obama yarabb

  8. Mr President we support you however try to control your temper….a man who rules his spirit is better than the one who takes a city…he who is slow to anger is better than the mighty…

  9. Yan ang aming mahal na pangulo may prinsipiyo.

  10. Pasenxa kau america dahil di mukang pera si digong kala nyo tulad parin ng mga naunang pangulo na tuta tuta nyo palgi..mga masarili po yun mga un si digung marunung tumupad sa mga sinumpaan nyang salita …kaya ibahin nyo po si digong hindi xa mukang pera…kaya shutup n lng kayo mga kano.

  11. let obama explain and apologize for the thousand of filipino people imassacred by the american troops in balangiga samar that includes women children old people everything that moves including dogs farm animals. Not being content the soldiers carted away the balangiga church bells and brought it to mainland US as war booty and till now it resides in their war museum without thinking of ever returning it to the ph.

  12. Go on tay president. …We are on your side. ..

  13. do your job, and i will do mine! – DU30.

    ayusin nyo muna ang problema sa amerika bago kayo makiaalam sa pinas. please respect Digong too!

  14. why regret….obamarilla showed his true color……..yellow

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