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3 comments | Friday, September 28, 2007

China invented corruption according to Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. Upon hearing this news, I laughed.

Welcome to Philippine Senator Miriam Santiago's universe. May I present to you the most intelligent living Filipino citizen and the most academically prepared public official!

Recently, Senator Santiago said in a televised hearing, "China invented civilization in the East, but as well it invented corruption for all of human civilization." LOL!

Not that I agreed with Senator Miriam Santiago on this issue. I laughed because I remember what she said not so long ago after her name was taken off from the shortlist of candidates for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

“I am irate. I am foaming at the mouth. I’m homicidal. I’m suicidal. I’m humiliated, debased, degraded. And not only that, I feel like throwing up to be living my middle years in a country of this nature. I am nauseated. I spit in the face of Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban and his cohorts in the Supreme Court.” You can read more comments about this from Nick and Noemi.

Then there was that time when she described less educated Filipinos as "species of lower life forms". Such a comment angered a lot of people.

What about the famous remark she announced publicly: "I will jump headfirst from a helicopter in Luneta if Estrada gets removed from power" but later recanted and said "I lied". Funny, isn't it?

Senator Santiago had already established herself as an epitome of women empowerment, scholastic competence, and professionalism. And it is just right to prove that to the Filipino people, sans her usual verbose rhapsodies.

The fact that the Filipino people voted for her in the 2004 Senatorial elections, is a confirmation that she is still trusted by many and Filipinos still hope for her intelligence and hardwork to manifest and, somehow, help change the not-so-good outlook of public servants.

I still love Sen. Miriam Santiago even if she sometimes (if not, oftentimes) behave like species of lower life forms. Or is she?



Blogger Meg said...

I love Miriam. I'm thinking.. What if she became the president in 1992(?) instead of FVR? What could have happened to the Philippines?

September 29, 2007 12:25 PM

Blogger talksmart said...

I actually voted for Miriam in all the times she ran for a public post.. love the lady...

October 02, 2007 12:13 PM

Anonymous kingsrebel said...

sen santiago is a TERRIFIC senator (in poositive sense)! hahaha... the senate is alive because of senators like her.. fiery!

February 06, 2009 5:11 PM


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