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PERRYSCOPE: Chinese migration to the Philippines

By Perry Diaz Five-five hundred years ago, the first Austronesians migrated from South China to Taiwan. It took another 1,500 years before they migrated to...

PERRYSCOPE: Trump loses in his ‘chicken’ game

By Perry Diaz Once again, President Donald J. Trump played the game of “chicken” when he held up the $900 billion COVID relief stimulus bill...

Is the Philippines the next Djibouti?

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Is the Philippines the next Djibouti? A tiny impoverished but strategically located country by the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti...

Colonialism from within

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Colonialism from within When Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the island of Homonhon in Samar on the feast day of Saint Lazarus of Bethany...

Duterte Death Squad

PerryScope By Perry Diaz   President Rodrigo Duterte has a plan that would counter communist assassins. It’s going to be violence vs. violence. It’s going to be...

The new ‘Indios’ and the new ‘Filipinos’

PerryScope By Perry Diaz During the 300-year Spanish colonial era, the natives were called “indios” and the Philippine-born Spaniards and mestizos (mixed heritage) were called “Filipinos.” In 1898, after a...

Will Imelda’s conviction bring down the Marcoses?

PerryScope By Perry Diaz For 32 years after her late husband, dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was toppled from power, Imelda Marcos was never convicted of the crimes...

Has Chinese colonization begun?

PerryScope By Perry Diaz   For the past several years, the prospect of Chinese invasion of the Philippines has instilled fear among Filipinos – they remember the...

Deadly drug trade with China

PerryScope By Perry Diaz  With the renewed relationship that’s growing between President Rodrigo Duterte and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, there is a lot of goodwill...

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