Perry Diaz
Perezcope

by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

Touristic President

Touristic President

Perry Diaz

Just before he left Japan for the flight back to Manila, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III met with Nikkei president Ryoko Sugita. Sugita invited P-Noy to be a speaker at the Future of Asia

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Is Figaro’s ‘luck’ running out?

Is Figaro’s ‘luck’ running out?

Perry Diaz

“Figaro” is the name of the main character in the play, “The Barber of Seville,” which was first played in 1775. But today – or should I say in the last decade – “Figaro”

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‘Wang-wang’ politics as usual

‘Wang-wang’ politics as usual

Perry Diaz

Barely three days after delivering his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Beningo “P-Noy” Aquino III appointed retired Lt. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan as the new Director of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

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The price of peace in Mindanao

The price of peace in Mindanao

Perry Diaz

Recently, in a surprise move, President Benigno Aquino III traveled unannounced to Tokyo, Japan on a “secret” mission: to meet Al Haj Ebrahim Murad, the chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Although

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Lawlessness in Davao City

Lawlessness in Davao City

Perry Diaz

Once known as the “Murder Capital” of the Philippines, Davao City once again topped the headlines when Mayor Sara Duterte – surrounded by armed police bodyguards — beat a sheriff while hundreds of horrified

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Gloria’s ‘Trojan Horse’

Gloria’s ‘Trojan Horse’

Perry Diaz

Former Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan, the accused mass murderer of “Maguindanao Massacre” infamy almost convinced President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III into considering him as state witness in the multiple murder case against his father Andal

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“Heads will roll”

“Heads will roll”

Perry Diaz

While President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III has yet to make good on his oft-repeated promise – or threat — that “heads will roll,” one of his controversial appointees took the honorable way out of

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The New ‘Supremo’

The New ‘Supremo’

Perry Diaz

After one year in office, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino has consolidated his grip on power with a series of maneuvers that placed his “shooting buddies,” classmates, and friends — known as his “Kabarilan, Ka-klase,

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Karmic whammy hits Gloria

Karmic whammy hits Gloria

Perry Diaz

With the abrupt resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez, the door is now wide open for President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III to fulfill his election promise of bringing ex-president and now-congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

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