Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte to skip US-Asean summit, vows to ‘tone down’ relations with Washington

  • Philippine president also said cabinet members would be barred from visiting US due to diplomatic row over Washington refusal to issue visa to one of Duterte’s allies
  • Duterte reiterated his willingness to ‘terminate the VFA’, the 1998 agreement that governs US soldiers visiting for military exercises and humanitarian operations

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
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