Perry Diaz
Perezcope

by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

Trump’s legacy

Trump’s legacy

Perry Diaz

According to President-elect Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede was “embarrassing and would reflect poorly on his legacy.” Indeed, a leader is measured and remembered by his or her last act in

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When is Trump going to concede?

When is Trump going to concede?

Perry Diaz

In my column last week after Joe Biden took the lead in the presidential election, I wondered where President Donald Trump would be heading after his term? I asked, Quo Vadis, Donald J. Trump?

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Will Covid-19 end Trump’s presidential run?

Will Covid-19 end Trump’s presidential run?

Perry Diaz

The news came in at 9:00 PM on October 1, 2020. “President Donald Trump tweets he Melania test positive for Covid-19.” It was the most shocking news since Trump won the presidency in 2016.

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Russia-China rivalry in U.S. election

Russia-China rivalry in U.S. election

Perry Diaz

While it was obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin is openly supporting President Donald Trump in his re-election campaign, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s support for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is not evident, which

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Trump’s voter suppression strategy

Trump’s voter suppression strategy

Perry Diaz

Last July 30, two bombshells were dropped in Washington DC. The first was the announcement that the U.S. economy shrunk at an annualized rate of 32.9% in the second quarter, the biggest decline since

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Trump’s bullheadedness is perilous to nation’s security

Trump’s bullheadedness is perilous to nation’s security

Perry Diaz

A New York Times news story claiming that a unit of Russian Military Intelligence (GRU) was paying a bounty to Taliban fighters to target and kill American troops in Afghanistan has created a political

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America at a crossroad

America at a crossroad

Perry Diaz

For the first time in the United States’ birth as a nation 231 years ago, the President of the United States used armed personnel outside the National Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces. On

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Can PH survive a post-pandemic world?

Can PH survive a post-pandemic world?

Perry Diaz

Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson Salvador Panelo boastfully said that there is nothing wrong if the government used the gas-rich Recto Bank (Reed Bank) as collateral for a $62-million loan agreement with China.

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Death of free press

Death of free press

Perry Diaz

On May 5, 2020, the Philippines’ premier broadcast network shut down under the orders of the government. The shutdown of the free TV and radio network sent shudders throughout the country, as it was

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