Former senator, human rights lawyer and a great statesman, Rene Saguisag, wrote a letter to President Rody Duterte. Every sentence and every phrase are quotable quotes that is why we are sharing the whole letter:
"In the end there really is no one to blame but you Mr. Duterte. Your incorrigibility is your worst trait. You have yet to learn Philippine history. To favor one family over thousands of martial law and human rights abuse victims is insulting to say the least to them and their families. You wouldn't even listen to the leftists in your cabinet; they who likewise suffered immensely during those dark days. And for what? To curry favor with the Marcoses? To fulfill a campaign promise? Because your father served in the Marcos cabinet? How much more shallow can your reasoning be?
I believe your title is President, not King. You demand respect but seem to be incapable of giving any. We elected a leader, not a ruler, and you can't seem to tell the difference. You took an oath to defend the Constitution but from your actuations since taking office you seem to be testing your new found powers, from your pronouncements about imposing martial law, suspending the writ of habeas corpus, to having to "innovate the law", whatever that means.
Be very careful about crossing the Filipino people sir. In millennial speak, #DontUs. The Philippines is bigger than Davao; you cannot bully your way thru any decision you make and expect no consequences. This is not an Aquino-Marcos thing as you so wrongly configure it to be. The former president has so far been quiet on the issue despite the goading and bashing of your hordes. If you have any decency left in you, listen to the people's cry. Listen to reasonable men, not your inner circle of suck-ups and sycophants. Words have consequences, and how you tread from hereon may have dire ones for you."