The good constitutionalist Fr Joaquin Bernas SJ makes this point clear...
Government officials have only so much authority as is given to them by law and the Constitution, and not what they might assume to be given to them by popular rallies.
In short, a lynch mob or an "occupational" movement (to use the current fad terms) does not constitute a mandate to govern or to implement state measures.
For a people renowned for their misguided emotionalism and lack of an ingrained tradition of applying a scientific or logical approach to evaluating their issues, it is exceedingly difficult to grasp simple principles like these. And this collective character of Filipinos is exhibited in the leaders they elect.