Trigger-Happy Duterte: Obama snubs Philippines President over insult (part 1)
The apology obviously didn't go far enough. US President Barack Obama cancelled his first face-to-face sit down with the new Philippines president after Rodrigo Duterte called Obama a "son of a whore". We ask whether the Philippines can afford to burn their bridges with Washington, which provides aid and military support at a time when China's territorial ambitions are growing in disputed waters. Duterte wants to bargain with Beijing over the South China Sea, but how strong is his hand?