Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

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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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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