Bedridden Miriam files most bills in Senate
MANILA, Philippines – She's bedridden and tires easily, but Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago still found the time and energy to launch another tirade against her "nemesis," Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.
In a statement released Saturday, December 21, Santiago said she filed the most numbers of bills and resolutions in the Senate – 618 in total as of Thursday, December 19. In contrast, Enrile filed only 16.
Santiago and Enrile are locked in an ongoing word war, involving psychological exams, concubines, and allegations of corruption.
Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Antonio Trillanes rounded the "Top 3" senators in terms of number of bills and resolutions filed. Estrada filed 543, while Trillanes filed 249.
Meanwhile, Sen Vicente Sotto and Senate President Franklin Drilon joined Enrile in the bottom 3, with 30 and 31 bills and resolutions filed, respectively.
Santiago this year didn't make as many appearances in the Senate because of chronic fatigue syndrome. The times she did make it, she made news – interrogating alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles and answering Enrile's tirades via privilege speeches.
Santiago was supposed to resign from the Senate this year to start working as a judge of the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands, according to the statement. But her sickness has put those plans on hold for now. –Rappler.com