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Duterte opens Manila summit with call for a drug-free Asia

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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations kicked off their summit Saturday with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calling for efforts to tackle the illegal drug trade, while warning outside countries not to interfere in the internal affairs of Asean member states.
As expected, Duterte, who is chairing the meeting, did not specifically mention the South China Sea territorial disputes involving four Asean member states and China, nor did he raise the arbitration award his country…

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