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Can Donald duck impeachment?

Can Donald duck impeachment?

Perry Diaz September 12, 2017 0

With a belligerent attitude towards his own party, President Donald Trump faces a mounting opposition from his fellow Republicans in just about every move he makes. In particular, Senate Republicans are divided on several

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Corruption at BOC

Corruption at BOC

Perry Diaz August 23, 2017 0

Well, what else is new? Ever since I can remember, the Bureau of Customs is a place where corruption is the rule rather than the exception. It’s a culture that was introduced by the

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Digong’s juggling act

Digong’s juggling act

Perry Diaz August 8, 2017 0

After a year in the presidency, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has been embroiled in countless of wars against everybody he didn’t like or those who disagreed with his policies or those who were fighting his

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The politics behind the ‘Ilocos Six’

The politics behind the ‘Ilocos Six’

Perry Diaz July 25, 2017 0

In Philippine politics, it’s hard to determine who the real enemies are. Their enemies today could be their allies tomorrow or vice versa. Which reminds me of Benjamin Disraeli’s popular mantra: “We have no

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The folly of federalism redux

The folly of federalism redux

Perry Diaz July 13, 2017 0

President Rodrigo Duterte’s top legislative agenda is the federalism of the Philippines. Actually, federalism was not the idea of Duterte, two of our national heroes, Emilio Aguinaldo and Apolinario Mabini, were the first to

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‘Martial law kuno’

‘Martial law kuno’

Perry Diaz June 29, 2017 0

Long before President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte imposed martial law in Mindanao, he was already toying with the idea of declaring martial law, not just in Mindanao but the entire country. Why? What caused him

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Trump’s ‘gunboat diplomacy’

Trump’s ‘gunboat diplomacy’

Perry Diaz June 14, 2017 0

In my column, “China’s gunboat diplomacy” (July 19, 2012), I wrote: “ ‘China frigate leaves shoal: [Malacañang] Palace happy,’ said a huge electronic billboard, which I saw on the way to the Ninoy Aquino

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Trump’s ‘House of Cards’

Trump’s ‘House of Cards’

Perry Diaz May 23, 2017 0

On the day of Donald J. Trump’s presidential inauguration, a trailer of Season 5 of the “House of Cards” Netflix series was shown. The trailer – which movie critics dubbed “creepy” – accompanied an

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The ICC case against Duterte

The ICC case against Duterte

Perry Diaz May 11, 2017 0

On November 17, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte, before heading to Lima, Peru, told the media he just might order the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Court of Justice (ICC). He got the idea following

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Trump’s North Korea dilemma

Trump’s North Korea dilemma

Perry Diaz April 25, 2017 0

In the wake of the Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase and after dropping a 2,100-pound “Mother of all Bombs” – MOAB – in Afghanistan, North Korea had threatened to test another

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