Perry Diaz
Perezcope

by Perry Diaz
perry@filipinojournal.com

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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Trump bans immigrants from entering the U.S.

Trump bans immigrants from entering the U.S.

Perry Diaz

In an executive order, President Donald Trump on April 22, 2020 issued a proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The politicization of Coronavirus

The politicization of Coronavirus

Perry Diaz

In an attempt to downplay the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump ignored the gravity of the disease by misleading the public. But the public isn’t buoyed by Trump’s soft-pedaling his assessment of coronavirus

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PLA spies infiltrate the Philippines?

PLA spies infiltrate the Philippines?

Perry Diaz

On February 27, a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (Pogo) Chinese worker was murdered, and his companion wounded, in an apparent money exchange deal that went wrong. Two suspects were arrested and have been charged

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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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