Duterte warns the US again
– Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the travel visa of an official who oversaw his drug war.
It is the latest of Duterte’s threats to shrink, or sever ties with Washington following criticism of his drug crackdown.
Ronald Dela Rosa, the former national police chief who is now a senator, said the US had cancelled his visa but did not tell him why. Dela Rosa was the first enforcer of Duterte’s campaign, in which police said they killed just over 5 500 alleged dealers and users. Human rights advocates say the toll is four times higher.