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How high would Sara go?

How high would Sara go?

Perry Diaz September 11, 2018 0

On August 13, 2018, the most anticipated political event happened. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, struck on her own by forging a nine-party super-coalition of three national parties and

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Is Duterte remiss in protecting the country’s sovereignty?

Is Duterte remiss in protecting the country’s sovereignty?

Perry Diaz July 6, 2018 0

When a Chinese military aircraft landed at the Davao International Airport on June 8, 2018 to refuel — with no apparent permission to land — it should have triggered a diplomatic protest. However, according

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Summit with a flair of Kimchi Diplomacy

Summit with a flair of Kimchi Diplomacy

Perry Diaz June 11, 2018 0

As the Trump-Kim summit looms, there is still a lot of things that could derail the long-awaited meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Originally scheduled to be

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Is Duterte an autocrat?

Is Duterte an autocrat?

Perry Diaz April 24, 2018 0

If there is one thing that President Rodrigo Duterte resents is to call him an “autocrat.” Not only is he autocratic, he is a “threat to democracy.” That’s according to a U.S. intelligence report,

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It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment

It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment

Perry Diaz April 12, 2018 0

He’s been called crazy, erratic, loose cannon, and other unpleasant names, but President Donald Trump continues what he does best: make a fool of himself with his antics and tantrums. He’d insult people who

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‘Big Sister’ comes to the rescue

‘Big Sister’ comes to the rescue

Perry Diaz March 20, 2018 0

With her little brother caught in a quagmire of electoral protest that doesn’t seem to be moving towards a victory over Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, Ilocos Norte Governor Maria Imelda “Imee” Marcos

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Teachers aren’t gunslingers

Teachers aren’t gunslingers

Perry Diaz March 9, 2018 0

If President Donald Trump had his way, teachers would be required to carry guns in school. Yes, just like the Wild West where just about everybody carried a gun. No license required. No “Second

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Koreans’ quest for reconciliation

Koreans’ quest for reconciliation

Perry Diaz February 20, 2018 0

In a gesture of friendship, South Korean President Moon Jae-in hosted a luncheon for Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South

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Caligula Trumpus Americanus

Caligula Trumpus Americanus

Perry Diaz February 6, 2018 0

If there is one Roman emperor that that makes me laugh, it was Caligula. His real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus. He succeeded Tiberius in AD 37. He ruled for only four years

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Dancing cha-cha to Duterte’s tune

Dancing cha-cha to Duterte’s tune

Perry Diaz January 23, 2018 0

Ever since the Constitution was drawn in 1987 in the aftermath of the EDSA People Power Revolution, several attempts have been made to revise or change the Constitution. The most common reason for a

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