Drug war continues to escalate in Philippines

United States President Barack Obama, has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a "son of a whore".

Duterte was responding to the US president's promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting.

Within two months in office, more than 2400 people have been killed in extra-judicial killings, government executions of drug dealers without judicial proceedings.

According to EWN Hong Kong correspondent, Steve Vines, the enormous drug problem in the country continues to escalate.

Listen to the full interview below for more information...

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