Category Archives: Perry Diaz

‘Martial law kuno’

By Perry Diaz      LONG BEFORE President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte imposed martial law in Mindanao, he was already toying with the idea of declaring martial law, not just in Mindanao but

Trump’s ‘gunboat diplomacy’

By Perry Diaz IN MY column, “China’s gunboat diplomacy” (July 19, 2012), I wrote: “ ‘China frigate leaves shoal: [Malacañang] Palace happy,’ said a huge electronic billboard, which I saw on the

Drill, Digong, drill

By Perry Diaz LAST May 15, President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the “One Belt, One Road” summit in Beijing. Duterte told Xi, “We intend to drill

Did Xi take Trump for a ride?

By Perry Diaz WHEN President Donald Trump met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his luxurious resort Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida last April 6, he was hoping that Xi would accept

Trump’s ‘House of Cards’

By Perry Diaz ON THE DAY of Donald J. Trump’s presidential inauguration, a trailer of Season 5 of the “House of Cards” Netflix series was shown. The trailer – which movie critics

Trump’s geopolitical miscalculations

By Perry Diaz WHEN Donald J. Trump was campaigning for the presidency, he projected a “tough guy” image by lambasting everyone that stood on his way or anyone who disagreed with him.