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Our Constitution should not be debased

05:01 AM August 05, 2019

I strongly disagree with the public statement of President Duterte last June that likened our Constitution to “toilet paper.”

To debase the Constitution, which stands for the “fundamental laws and principles” that govern us and is “the highest law of the land,” is tantamount to its desecration.

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In his oath of office as President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30, 2016, Mr. Duterte swore to “preserve and defend” our Constitution and “to execute its laws.”

RAFAEL D. GUERRERO III,
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