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Who will succeed Duterte?

Who will succeed Duterte?

Perry Diaz October 23, 2018 0

As soon as rumors that President Rodrigo Duterte was seriously ill, political groups began consolidating their forces and allies to position themselves to succeed him. It started on April 14, 2018, when Duterte told

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What happened to the ‘sweetheart deal’ with China?

What happened to the ‘sweetheart deal’ with China?

Perry Diaz October 9, 2018 0

Two years ago, President Rodrigo Duterte – freshly installed as president – went on his maiden trip to China, expecting a grand welcome. And yes, indeed, the Chinese gave him a red carpet welcome

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The saga of the Balangiga bells

The saga of the Balangiga bells

Perry Diaz September 25, 2018 0

One of the most – if not the most – atrocious massacreS committed against Filipinos occurred in Eastern Samar during the Philippine-American War. The order was to “kill and burn” the Filipinos insurgents and

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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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