Rodrigo Duterte: I told Obama that I never cursed him

U.S. President Barack Obama poses for a photo before the start of the 4th ASEAN-U.S. Summit Meeting at National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. You must be respectful.

Earlier in the year, Ban Ki-Moon condemned the extrajudicial killings under Duterte, noting that they were "illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms".

Divulging detail of the talks held at the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Summit, United States President Barack Obama has said discussions were held about fighting terrorism through coordinated efforts. Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton and has said he plans to campaign full-force for the Democrat ahead of the November election. "[Son of a bitch, I'll curse you infront of everybody.] Tell that to everybody", Duterte said.

Mr Duterte, who assumed the presidency in June, has had an uneasy relationship with the U.S., his country's longtime treaty ally. "I am happy. This shows that the relationship between the two allies is strong", Yasay said Wednesday, reiterating the next day, "I am very happy it happened". Obama also called Duterte a "colorful guy". Duterte also made that remark before assuming the office of the presidency, when many in Philippine media were still wondering whether Duterte would alter his well-known profane way of speaking to better fit the office of the presidency once inaugurated. "And you have to know what you're talking about".

"When I think back to the time I spent here as a boy, I can't help but be struck by the extraordinary progress that's been made by the region in the decades since, even if there's still a lot of work to be done", Obama said. Mr Duterte had his outburst on Monday when he was defending his war on drugs that has killed at least 2,400 Filipinos.

He also said he showed a picture of an atrocity during the USA pacification campaign in the southern Philippines at the beginning of the last century at the East Asia Summit in Laos that included Mr Obama, in order to stop criticism over human rights violations in the war on illegal drugs. Duterte has refused to backtrack on his campaign against illegal drugs, despite global criticism, and turned down a meeting with Ban Ki-Moon at the summit in Laos. [He] also gave a statement before, several weeks ago, about the human rights violation.

He said that was the reason why he deviated from his prepared speech and spoke about human rights violations by the Americans in the Philippines.

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