• Miriam mulls joining 2016 race for President


    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is considering to again throw her hat in the race for the presidency in 2016 after she was told that her cancer in her left lung has been placed under control.

    Santiago is also “happily surprised” that she placed 2nd in a presidential choice survey conducted by Publicus Asia. Sen. Grace Poe topped the survey while Vice President Jejomar Binay placed 3rd.

    Santiago placed third behind Binay and Poe in a Pulse Asia’s survey last December.

    “To remain in the consciousness of voters despite an absence of over a year is certainly a challenge, including remaining in public service. And I consider it in that light,” the feisty senator noted.

    In a statement, Santiago said she was “elated and gratified” by her doctors’ pronouncement that her cancer growth has been controlled and arrested.

    Santiago was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2014.

    Santiago–now 70 years old–ran for President in 1992.

    A New York Times report said Santiago was leading the canvassing of votes for the first five days.

    After a string of power outages, the tabulation concluded, and then administration party candidate Fidel Ramos was declared President-elect.

    Santiago filed a protest before the Supreme Court as electoral tribunal, citing the power outages during the counting of votes as evidence of massive fraud.

    Her election protest was eventually dismissed on a technicality.


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    1. Lady RP Pres for the 3rd time..why not? If Ma’m Clinton will win in USA Pres election, then it will be the ladies over the gentlemen. And you know the joke ” 2 ladies sat quietly side by side in one room”. Maid Miriam is more presedentiable than the rest of the aspirant. I hope she would select Duterte as her VP….RP ruled by Dirty Harry X 2. Beware those that plundered, who demean the RP law, who are corrupt, your nemesis was reborn. God found out Maid Mirriam was so feisty but with good heart, that the Almighty will lose the serenity of heaven because of Maid Miriam’s loud advocations that could galvanize support from the angels but torn between Old Nick having a good mentor if Maid Miriam is parked in hell, that the Almighty decided to send Maid Mirriam back to RP and be the 2016 President. That is destiny…worhty of a book.