SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago continues to use her pick up lines to blast her contenders and praise her allies.
“May mapa ka ba, hindi ko makita ang tuwid na daan [Do you have a map, I can’t find the right path],” she said when she campaigned in Pasig City Sunday night. The statement was obviously meant for President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas who had vowed to continue the Aquino government’s straight path policy.
In the same event, she praised her running mate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. “Posporo ka ba, posporo rin ako kasi match tayo,” she said, eliciting laughter from the crowd.
On Monday, hundreds of college students trooped to the Ynares Center in Pasig City to pledge their commitment to participate in the May 9 elections.
Marcos said his partnership with Santiago is an honor and a challenge because of the high standards she represents.
He reiterated his admiration for Santiago’s cutting intellect, brilliance, and indomitable courage.
“I am thankful that she continues to be in good health, proof that more people are praying for her health and safety,” Marcos said.
In jest, the senator said this can be attributed to Santiago’s strange diet.
“She eats ‘death threats’ for breakfast. She eats her political enemies for lunch. And devours corrupt government officials for dinner,” he said.
Marcos said that in partnership with Santiago, they will endeavor to install a “national integrity system” as the foundation of good government and a more progressive future.
“Let us vote intelligently and wisely. The country’s future is in your hands,” Marcos told the students.