Category Archives: Perry Diaz

Sanctions on the Philippines?

By Perry Diaz IN A MOVE that infuriated President Rodrigo Duterte, the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Human Rights Commission held a hearing on Duterte’s “War on Drugs” campaign. At the

Digong’s juggling act

By Perry Diaz AFTER a year in the presidency, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has been embroiled in countless of wars against everybody he didn’t like or those who disagreed with his policies or

Is the ‘Ilocos Six’ a proxy war?

By Perry Diaz IN A MAJOR setback for Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, she failed to secure immediate relief from the Supreme Court (SC) against the House of Representatives’ (HOR) inquiry into

The politics behind the ‘Ilocos Six’

By Perry Diaz IN Philippine politics, it’s hard to determine who the real enemies are. Their enemies today could be their allies tomorrow or vice versa. Which reminds me of Benjamin Disraeli’s

Who’s behind the Marawi attack?

By Perry Diaz LIKE most rebellions, the Marawi rebellion couldn’t have happened without the financial support of someone who has the wherewithal to sustain a long siege. More than six weeks after

Digong’s ‘new’ friends

By Perry Diaz ON May 23, 2017 while President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte was enroute to Moscow for a five-day visit, the rebel group Maute struck. At about 2:00 PM, the Battle of