How Can There Be Progress If Many Filipinos Refuse To Listen To Constructive Criticism About Their Country's Flaws?
Even if the incident between Miriam Defensor Santiago and Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre Jr. had long ended a few years ago but there's one trait that many Filipinos have in common with the latter. That trait is their refusal to to constructive criticism about the country's laws. The 1987 Constitution isn't entirely wrong and some parts of it are good but there are some parts of it that need to be corrected. But the problem of many Filipinos is that they love to criticize others but can't take criticism themselves. Critics can be like vegetables where you have good ones and bad ones. You need to sort them out.
It's really very annoying that many Filipinos just refuse to listen to constructive criticism. They have the tendency to think that everything's okay, that there's nothing wrong never mind that every system has room for more improvement. No system is perfect and there are mistakes to learn from that's why there's always the need for constitutional reform. Let any valid critic say the truth in the nicest, most polite way possible. They're still destined to get a slap on the face by many Filipinos who choose to enjoy their blunder. Just think of what happened to Claire Danes way back in the 90s that she had persona non-grata for simply speaking the truth about Imperial Manila's sanitation problems.
During the maintenance cycle of life, checking for any error or defect is done. In a corporate setting, assessments are done because mistakes will never disappear. If mistakes would eventually disappear, then those CEOs wouldn't do a monthly assessment but they do. Any top of the line businessman knows that it's a lifelong battle and that they won't always be on top all the time. If no maintenance is done then error spirals out of control. While error can't be zeroed down but proper maintenance will certainly keep things going for the better. The Philippines needs to really have continuous maintenance to solve the country's problems and it must never stop. Developed countries do have their problems and by doing maintenance, they keep themselves developed. When America started to stop doing their maintenance then the country suffered from a series of collapses.
It's clear to see the errors of the Philippines that needs to be fixed for a better country. One doesn't need to be a genius to figure out that if people refuse follow simple guidelines then the consequences will follow. If you look at the flaws of the 1987 Constitution do they realize that the system of the Empire of Manila is not as effective as it looks. The Philippines has 7,107 islands yet they refuse to switch to a federal state with open economy? They need to learn how several poor countries became first world by reading their actual history, not from biased DepEd History Books. If the Philippines can just correct some of these mistakes that I've mentioned, there's bound to be a certain degree of progress that many eventually lead to a better Philippines.