Bono, in Manila for a U2 concert Wednesday, said he has no plans to see the Filipino leader, adding: “President Duterte is very popular. He doesn’t need me on his side.”
U2 are in Asia for their Joshua Tree Tour 2019 that will wrap up in the Indian city of Mumbai on Sunday.
Earlier stops included Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, as well as Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul.
Bono was not the first outspoken musician to speak out against Duterte’s drug war.
In 2016, American singer James Taylor cancelled his planned Manila concert to protest extrajudicial killings in the country.