Dr. Jose Rizal was martyred and died a hero for his writings against Spanish colonialism and for being held by the colonial authorities accountable for the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution of 1896. In comparison, Duterte is now being investigated under the authority of the International Criminal Court on the charge of mass murder, butchering thousands of his impoverished countrymen either suspected or simply maligned as drug users and pushers.
As a veteran teacher of Rizal´s life and works in social science, I consider Duterte completely shameless in comparing himself to Rizal. Duterte is a traitor and blatant puppet to foreign interests, a self-confessed murderer at the age of 16, an ever vocal instigator of mass murder and framing up suspects and a narcissist driven by greed for power and wealth.
He deserves to be called the narco-president or the highest drug lord for letting his own son and son-in-law and close friends (Peter Lim of Cebu and the Davao group) fragrantly engage in drug smuggling and wholesale distribution of prohibited drugs and for having protected all narco-governors and narco-generals after subordinating them to himself.