Perry Diaz
Perezcope

by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

The next flashpoint: South Pacific

The next flashpoint: South Pacific

Perry Diaz

Since the end of World War II, the preeminent naval power in the Indo-Pacific region is the United States. However, in the past decade, China has been trying hard to catch up in numbers

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How dangerous is the Philippines?

How dangerous is the Philippines?

Perry Diaz

A global study conducted by Global Finance Magazine (GFM) placed the Philippines as the world’s “Most Dangerous Country.” GFM’s explanation why the Philippines is more dangerous than Yemen and 126 other countries is: “The

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China’s quest for world dominion

China’s quest for world dominion

Perry Diaz

With the recent participation of the Philippines in China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) Initiative last November 2018, one doesn’t fail to wonder: Will it be good for the Philippines or will it fall

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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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