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Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
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Colonialism from within

Colonialism from within

Perry Diaz

When Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the island of Homonhon in Samar on the feast day of Saint Lazarus of Bethany in 1521, he named the group of islands Las Islas de San Lazaro in

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A prayer for Pax Mundi

A prayer for Pax Mundi

Perry Diaz

Every year, people around the world, regardless of their religious beliefs or affiliation, celebrate Christmas. For one day of the year, December 25, people reach out to each other and to friends they haven’t

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Who will succeed Duterte?

Who will succeed Duterte?

Perry Diaz

As soon as rumors that President Rodrigo Duterte was seriously ill, political groups began consolidating their forces and allies to position themselves to succeed him. It started on April 14, 2018, when Duterte told

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What happened to the ‘sweetheart deal’ with China?

What happened to the ‘sweetheart deal’ with China?

Perry Diaz

Two years ago, President Rodrigo Duterte – freshly installed as president – went on his maiden trip to China, expecting a grand welcome. And yes, indeed, the Chinese gave him a red carpet welcome

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The saga of the Balangiga bells

The saga of the Balangiga bells

Perry Diaz

One of the most – if not the most – atrocious massacreS committed against Filipinos occurred in Eastern Samar during the Philippine-American War. The order was to “kill and burn” the Filipinos insurgents and

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How high would Sara go?

How high would Sara go?

Perry Diaz

On August 13, 2018, the most anticipated political event happened. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, struck on her own by forging a nine-party super-coalition of three national parties and

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Is Duterte remiss in protecting the country’s sovereignty?

Is Duterte remiss in protecting the country’s sovereignty?

Perry Diaz

When a Chinese military aircraft landed at the Davao International Airport on June 8, 2018 to refuel — with no apparent permission to land — it should have triggered a diplomatic protest. However, according

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Summit with a flair of Kimchi Diplomacy

Summit with a flair of Kimchi Diplomacy

Perry Diaz

As the Trump-Kim summit looms, there is still a lot of things that could derail the long-awaited meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Originally scheduled to be

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Is Duterte an autocrat?

Is Duterte an autocrat?

Perry Diaz

If there is one thing that President Rodrigo Duterte resents is to call him an “autocrat.” Not only is he autocratic, he is a “threat to democracy.” That’s according to a U.S. intelligence report,

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