Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

Duterte’s flip-flop diplomacy

Duterte’s flip-flop diplomacy

Perry Diaz

When President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States during his state visit to China, it shook the world. Not that it would have changed the balance of power in the

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Beware the Ides of October

Beware the Ides of October

Perry Diaz

The generals of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) must be texting each other, saying: “Did you hear what Digong was saying these days? LOL.” Another general would probably respond, “He’s a weakling like Obama.

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China sets eyes on Benham Rise

China sets eyes on Benham Rise

Perry Diaz

As soon as the United Nations had awarded Benham Rise to the Philippines than China sets her eyes on this undersea landmass in the Philippine Sea. According to the Department of Environment and Natural

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Foreign Policy fiasco

Foreign Policy fiasco

Perry Diaz

It was a very strange week! Was it a full moon… or was it sign of the times? Indeed, a nation’s leader going ballistic is not the usual norm even with the likes of…

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The Muntinglupa Connection

The Muntinglupa Connection

Perry Diaz

In what could arguably be the “mother of all scandals,” President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte dropped a bombshell in front of Sen. Leila de Lima’s face. Calling it a “drugs matrix” — known as the

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“Bato bato sa langit…”

“Bato bato sa langit…”

Perry Diaz

Five weeks after former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte was sworn in as President of the Philippines, his promise to rid the country of criminality and illegal drugs is paying off. To date,

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International court of public opinion

International court of public opinion

Perry Diaz

Now that the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has ruled strongly in favor of the Philippines’ maritime disputes against China in the South China Sea (SCS), people are wondering, “What’s going to happen next?”

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Who will blink first?

Who will blink first?

Perry Diaz

Right after the Philippine Congress proclaimed Rodrigo Duterte president of the Philippines, Chinese President Xi Jinping didn’t waste any time writing a congratulatory message to him. Elated by Xi’s gesture, Duterte said, “I was

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Duterte’s Unorthodoxy: The New Orthodoxy

Duterte’s Unorthodoxy: The New Orthodoxy

Perry Diaz

With no major political organization behind him and no big donors to fund his campaign, President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte was propelled to power by people from all walks of life. He beat four other

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