Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

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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The kleptocrats never left

The kleptocrats never left

Perry Diaz

The recently released 2010 Global Integrity Report rated the Philippines “very weak” (57) in terms of governance and corruption. The overall rating was also “very weak,” a downgrade from the 2008 overall rating of

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‘Drug Mule’ Politics

‘Drug Mule’ Politics

Perry Diaz

By injecting a dose of politics, a seemingly routine execution by lethal injection of three drug traffickers – or “drug mules” – in China has become an international cause célèbre. President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino

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‘Drug Mule’ Diplomacy

‘Drug Mule’ Diplomacy

Perry Diaz

Little did President Benigno Aquino III realize that in his desire to save the lives of three Filipino drug traffickers from execution in China, he had unwittingly stirred a hornet’s nest that could spark

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Merci in jeopardy

Merci in jeopardy

Perry Diaz

For the second time in two years, Ombudsman Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez will soon be facing impeachment charges against her in the House of Representatives. But this time around, with her protector — former President

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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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