Perry Diaz
Perezcope

by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

Moron-in-Chief

Moron-in-Chief

Perry Diaz

It’s not everyday that someone would call the most powerful leader in the world a “moron” or anything close to that. But that’s what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did. And for those who

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The Donald and Kim Road Show

The Donald and Kim Road Show

Perry Diaz

Many call it Cold War while some call it World War III in the making. And there are a growing number of people – experts – who believe that it is a case of

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Dutertesized Supreme Court

Dutertesized Supreme Court

Perry Diaz

With President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of four new Supreme Court justices, he has achieved in creating a bloc of magistrates in the High Court who are expected to support his agenda in a manner

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Can Donald duck impeachment?

Can Donald duck impeachment?

Perry Diaz

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

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

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

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

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

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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