- President Duterte has apologized to former US president, Barrack Obama
- The president also said that he has forgiven Obama for his comments on war on drugs
- He also referred to current US President Donald Trump as his good friend
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Two years after the incident, President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former president of United States of America, Barack Obama.
As spotted by KAMI in a report by ABS-CBN News, President Duterte has made a speech in Jerusalem, Israel to the Filipino community.
The President said, “I am sorry for uttering those words,” for calling Obama “son of a w****” before meeting the former U.S. President at ASEAN Summit in Laos.
Duterte also said that he has already “forgiven” Obama for being critical on his way of ending drugs use in the Philippines.
For President Duterte, Obama is a “cold person”. He also referred to current U.S. President Donald Trump as “a good friend of mine” and someone who “speaks my language.
Due to Duterte’s controversial message to Obama in 2016, led to a canceled meeting between United States and Philippines during the ASEAN Summit.
In 2016, Obama told Dutete to do the war on drugs “the right way” because according to Obama, “the consequences when you do it the wrong way, innocent people get hurt. And you have a whole bunch of unintended consequences that don't solve the problem,”
However, as per spokesperson Ernesto Abella, President Duterte “regrets” saying negative remarks towards Obama.
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