Duterte [right] receives US Pacific Command chief Adm Harry Harris Jr, center, and US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim during a courtesy call at the presidential palace in Manila in 2017 [File: Albert Alcain/Malacanang Palace via AP]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States late on Thursday that he would cancel an agreement on deployment of American troops and equipment for exercises, if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a political ally, who oversaw his deadly war on drugs.

Visibly upset, Duterte vented his anger over the US decision to deny entry to Ronaldo dela Rosa, a former police chief who is now a senator.


Dela Rosa said the US embassy in the Philippines did not explain why his

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