Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

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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Digong’s bounty killers

Digong’s bounty killers

Perry Diaz

In the 1880s, the United States’ western and southwestern territories had become known as the “Wild, Wild West,” where gunslingers ruled and bounty killers abounded. One of the most popular movies that memorialized the

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Duterte’s honeymoon with China begins

Duterte’s honeymoon with China begins

Perry Diaz

Like all relationships and marriages, both parties will try to work, or live, harmoniously and reconcile their differences, if any. This is called the “honeymoon” period and it could last for a long time

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Duterte: Strongman with a soft spot

Duterte: Strongman with a soft spot

Perry Diaz

Some would say that presumptive President-Elect Rodrigo “Rody” or “Digong” Duterte is a leftist, which he admits. Some say he is a communist, which he denies. Others say he is pro-China. And a few

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Duterte: A phenomenal phenomenon

Duterte: A phenomenal phenomenon

Perry Diaz

Underfinanced and overly maligned for his brand of leadership, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte jumped into the presidential derby two months after the official campaign period had started. And with no national political machinery,

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Can Digong pull off an upset?

Can Digong pull off an upset?

Perry Diaz

Not only can a presidential candidate with a shoestring budget win but when he also promises to stamp out corruption, he would be the butt of jokes. He’d be called a nuisance candidate or

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EDCA: A new strategic partnership

EDCA: A new strategic partnership

Perry Diaz

Twenty-four years after the Philippine Senate rejected the extension of the American bases, the Philippine Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). EDCA is an “executive agreement” between the

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An evening to remember

An evening to remember

Perry Diaz

Last December 20, 2015, marked the day the world renown and award-winning University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) – or simply, “Korus” – was in Sacramento, California on the first leg of its

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Quo vadis, Grace?

Quo vadis, Grace?

Perry Diaz

Last November 17, 2015, Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares had a reason to be jubilant! By a 5-4 vote of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), the disqualification complaint against her was thrown out. With the vote

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