Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

Hoodlums in uniform

Hoodlums in uniform

Perry Diaz

Once the pride of the nation for their heroic defense of freedom and the Motherland, a small band of military officers — sworn to protect the people and the State – are now in

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Finally, a glimmer of hope

Finally, a glimmer of hope

Perry Diaz

Finally, after a roller-coasting decade of uncertainty, instability, and volatility, there is a glimmer of hope that 2011 would usher in an era of certainty, stability, and vibrancy. President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III said

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Brouhaha over P-Noy’s Porsche

Brouhaha over P-Noy’s Porsche

Perry Diaz

“Aquino gets himself a new toy–a Porsche,” headlines a newspaper. Instantly, the news report spread like a virus in the social networking media like Facebook and Twitter. And once again, denizens of cyberspace had

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‘Somalia of Asia’

‘Somalia of Asia’

Perry Diaz

Whoever would have thought that the Philippines would be the next Somalia? Indeed, a few years ago, that question would have been ignored and ridiculed. But today, there are disturbing signs that seem to

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Noynoy and the ‘Untouchables’

Noynoy and the ‘Untouchables’

Perry Diaz

Ex-prez Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has joined an elite group of people – the “Untouchables.” And the group is growing fast! On top of the list of “Untouchables” are those who are protected by President

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Judicial Voodoo vs. Rule of Law

Judicial Voodoo vs. Rule of Law

Perry Diaz

The recent Supreme Court decision absolving Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism stirred a hornet’s nest in the international legal community. And, at home, the high court’s subsequent action, which threatened to sanction 37

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Furor over terror alerts

Furor over terror alerts

Perry Diaz

During a gathering of CEOs and heads of state at the recent 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Yokohama, Japan, President Benigno Aquino III caught everybody by surprise when he took the floor

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P-Noy’s First 100 Days

P-Noy’s First 100 Days

Perry Diaz

Catapulted to the presidency on a campaign promise to eradicate corruption, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s first 100 days was off to a good start with a trivial “walang wang-wang, walang tong” (no sirens,

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Is it time for population control?

Is it time for population control?

Perry Diaz

President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III ignited a firestorm during his six-day working visit in the U.S. when he announced that he might give assistance to Filipino couples needing contraceptives to limit the number of

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