Perry Diaz
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by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

What if China shuts off the PHL’s power supply?

What if China shuts off the PHL’s power supply?

Perry Diaz

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is a privately owned corporation that was created on January 15, 2009. It is a consortium of three corporations, namely, One Taipan Holdings, Calaca High Power

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China First or Filipino First?

China First or Filipino First?

Perry Diaz

Since 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines, the demographic landscape of the country has dramatically changed with the immigration of Chinese nationals from Mainland China. Duterte, who claimed Chinese blood

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Duterte threatens to scrap VFA

Duterte threatens to scrap VFA

Perry Diaz

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned the U.S. last January 24, 2020 that he would scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) if Washington did not reinstate the visa of Sen. Ronald dela Rosa, Duterte’s political

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How safe is the ‘Safe Philippines’ project?

How safe is the ‘Safe Philippines’ project?

Perry Diaz

Embroiled in controversy, the Safe Philippines project is facing strong opposition in the Philippine Senate due to negative reports about the contractor’s ties with China. Allegations are that the Safe Philippines project would allow

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Cardinal Tagle is rising star

Cardinal Tagle is rising star

Perry Diaz

Cardinal Luis Antonio “Chito” Gokim Tagle is Primate of the Philippines and archbishop of the diocese of Manila. He is the country’s 32nd archbishop and when he was named a cardinal in October 2013,

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Duterte appoints Leni anti-drug czarina

Duterte appoints Leni anti-drug czarina

Perry Diaz

Whatever got into President Rodrigo Duterte’s head when he appointed Vice President Leni Robredo co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drug (ICAD) is anybody’s guess. First of all, Duterte knows that Leni is

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My long journey to rehabilitation

My long journey to rehabilitation

Perry Diaz

On March 6, 2019, my life turned upside down. I was on top of the world when on that day. I fell ill and ended up in the hospital due to low blood pressure.

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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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