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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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Duterte’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Duterte’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Perry Diaz January 9, 2018 0

If I were President Rodrigo Duterte, this would be my New Year’s Resolution for 2018: My fellow countrymen: First of all, I’d like to congratulate myself for surviving a tumultuous 2017. I feel that

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Is the government losing the war on drugs?

Is the government losing the war on drugs?

Perry Diaz December 19, 2017 0

When President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30, 2016, he vowed to rid the country of illegal drugs, crime, and corruption in three to six months. Six months went by and the drug

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Trump makes a fool of himself again

Trump makes a fool of himself again

Perry Diaz November 22, 2017 0

President Donald Trump would have achieved a five-star rating during his five-Asian tour. But while one can say that he would easily have breezed through Japan and South Korea, who were more than happy

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