Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a National Heroes Day commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) in Taguig city, Metro Manila in the Philippines August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday expressed regret over his "son of a bitch" remark while referring to President Barack Obama.Duterte made the remarks Monday before flying to Laos, where he will attend a regional summit.Duterte said both sides mutually agreed to postpone the meeting.Duterte has earlier cursed the pope and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Last week, Duterte said he was ready to defend his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, which has sparked concern from the U.S. and other countries.
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