No constitution is perfect, and 'today's slaves will become tyrants tomorrow -and Duterte is no exception.
Duterte is the embodiment of the warning expressed by Jose Rizal, the beloved 'Father of the Philippines': 'Today's slaves will become tomorrow's tyrants'. The Philippine constitution has failed and the nation is a breeding ground for tyrants. To protect human rights, Filipinos should act as holders of sovereignty and call for comprehensive constitutional reform. This should include implementing a modified semi-presidential system with cabinet as well as election of the heads of the executive, legislative, judicial and procuratorial branches in alternating years. For more, see the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.