Senator Miriam - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Senator Miriam


'Motherly' Miriam Santiago honored on 1st death anniversary

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Family, friends, and youth supporters remember the soft side of the feisty senator who was like a mother to those who were close to her

LIVE: Funeral for Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Oct 02, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Bookmark to watch the final rites for Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

VLOG: Mga huling mensahe para kay Miriam Santiago

Oct 02, 2016 - 1:49 AM

The late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago receives an outpouring of love from supporters who write messages for her

VLOG: Supporters, matiyagang pumipila sa burol ni Miriam

Oct 01, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Supporters dutifully line up at Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago s wake – their final act of service for the woman they greatly admire

The Last Battle of Miriam Defensor-Santiago

May 02, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Her last crusade is not a fight for the presidency It is a battle for relevance – one that she lost long before the first vote was cast

Briones to candidates: How will you fund promised programs?

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Roxas will not have a problem funding his programs as part of Daang Matuwid But other bets will sure have

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former National Treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

Miriam Santiago in 'best fighting form' at presidential debate

Feb 20, 2016 - 7:50 PM

You’ve seen her at the Youth for Miriam launch where she rallied the youth and showed no signs of weakness says the feisty senator s camp

LATE THAN NEVER. Presidential and Vice Presidential bets Miriam Defensor Santiago and Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr announce their final senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

The Imagined President

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Rappler s presidential profile series maps the narratives presented by both candidates and critics in the campaign for 2016

The Smartest of Them All

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Any idiot can run for political office Any idiot can ramble through a useless privilege speech Choose the leader who is number one Choose the woman who will stand who will fight and who will not die at the hands of intellectual pygmies

Santiago urges creation of body to monitor documented OFWs

Dec 19, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago makes the call following reports that overseas Filipino worker Thelma Gawidan was starved and forced to work without pay in Singapore

VLOG: Does Miriam Santiago still have 'magic' for 2016 run?

Oct 27, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Young voters weigh in on the chances of Miriam Defensor Santiago s presidential bid

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago delivers a short speech before her supporters during a meet and greet at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni in Quezon City on Monday, October 26, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

VLOG: Santiago declares she's running for president

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Santiago says she s over her cancer and has nothing else to do

Miriam eyes probe into balikbayan boxes inspection

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Is nothing sacred anymore for the Bureau of Customs?

Rappler Talk: The Philippines in the ICC

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Pangalangan fills the seat vacated by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Lacson-Poe 2016 tandem pushed

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who is eyeing the presidency in 2016 dismisses the newspaper ad endorsing the tandem as a publicity stunt

New Senate bill aims to protect workers' online privacy

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The bill seeks to keep employers from compelling employees and applicants from giving away their passwords for their online accounts

Trillanes exposes Gonzales, Moro clash, ISIS beheading | The wRap

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Trillanes names Norberto Gonzales in a coup plot against President Aquino Rival Moro groups clash in Maguindanao ISIS beheads Egyptian Christians

Binay case, Miriam health update, Internet to 'disappear' | The wRap

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:05 PM

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines denies Binay got kickbacks from a land deal Miriam Santiago plans to complete her term in spite of cancer Google boss predicts the Internet will disappear

Miriam: I'll finish my term as senator in spite of cancer

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago updates her colleagues on her medical condition and tells them that she plans to go to the US this year for possible medical treatment

QUALIFIED MEDICAL LEAVE: Senator Santiago writes Senate President Franklin Drilon to inform him of her medical condition

Will the 2016 candidates commit plunder?

Nov 27, 2014 - 7:57 PM

Let us examine the personalities of certain people who this early are already mentioned as potential candidates for president vice president senator or local government officials

MORAL VOICE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says the next president of the Philippines must be morally incorruptible. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Miriam hits lopsided budget for DILG, other agencies

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The senator says the proposed 2015 national budget gives much more money to agencies with grassroots connections even if the projects are outside their mandates

'SLOPPY, EMBARASSING.' Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago holds nothing back in criticizing the proposed 2015 budget. File photo by Rappler

Redefinition of 'savings' can lead to corruption – Miriam

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:43 PM

The senator says the broad and lax definition of savings in the proposed 2015 budget – pushed for by Malacañang and adopted by the House – is a dangerous minefield leading to corruption

'MINEFIELD': Senator Miriam Santiago says the new definition of savings is a dangerous minefield to corruption. Rappler file photo

Juan Flavier: The most honest senator I knew

Nov 17, 2014 - 11:04 AM

He was an honest man; a good man; a great man says Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago in her eulogy for the late Senator Juan Flavier

'Hacienda Binay' violates agrarian reform – Miriam

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says her experience as agrarian reform secretary tells her the landowners connived with government officials to spare their properties from the CARP

FOLLOW CARP: The Senate probe into 'Hacienda Binay' exposes how owners violated the country's agrarian reform laws. Rappler photo

Time to close the Senate probe into Binay – Miriam

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago notes how senators are already getting flak for their behavior in the Senate probe

Miriam: Binay's snub of Senate hearing sign of guilt

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says the Vice President forfeited his chance to belie the allegations against him before senators Now the chamber may subpoena him

TOO LATE IN THE DAY: Senator Miriam Santiago says Vice President Jejomar Binay may no longer question the jurisdiction of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee

US envoy: VFA makes Laude probe 'quick, successful'

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:22 PM

The US ambassador also denounces media circuses surrounding the death of Jennifer Laude a transgender Filipino allegedly murdered by a US Marine

'MEDIA CIRCUSES'? German Marc Sueselbeck, boyfriend of murdered transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude, 26, climbs the gate of the facility where Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Manila on October 22, 2014. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg criticizes this as part of 'media circuses.' Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Miriam cites SC rulings vs Binay's 'silence' on allegations

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Short of declaring Vice President Binay guilty of the allegations against him Senator Miriam Santiago cites a number of Supreme Court rulings that scoff at the silence of the accused

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US should volunteer to pay for Tubbataha damage – Miriam

Sep 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago also argues that while it is not a signatory to the UNCLOS the US is bound by international law to pay for the damage on the UNESCO World Heritage Site

BEFORE AND AFTER. The USS Guardian turned 90 degrees in 4 days dragged by the strong currents and winds of the Sulu Sea. Graphic by Bardo Wu from photos courtesy of AFP WESCOM

VIDEO: Miriam's message to those who doubt she has lung cancer

Sep 17, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago shows her bandages on her fingers which she says is a side effect of her illness

MESSAGE TO CRITICS: Senator Miriam Santiago shows her bandages, says people with lung cancer are prone to bleeding

Miriam eyes Poe, Duterte or Gibo as VP in 2016

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:51 PM

If I do not reach full recovery by December this year I will not run for any public office The decision to run will depend on my doctors Santiago tells reporters

File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

‘Recovering’ Miriam might run for president

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The senator takes her cue from constitutionalist Joaquin Bernas who told President Aquino not to seek a second term and give Miriam naman a chance

RECOVERING. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says she has licked cancer and might run for president if enough people support her. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Miriam: No to VIP treatment of inmates, senators

Jun 21, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Santiago says It does not matter whether you’re a Johnny caught picking pockets or a Johnny charged with plunder All detainees and prisoners whether common criminals or senators should have the same accommodations

As rainy season nears, Miriam's flood-related bills still pending

Jun 07, 2014 - 3:53 PM

The senator has filed 3 Senate bills proposing flood prevention reforms and the creation of a flood recovery fund

RAINY SEASON AND FLOODS. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed bills to address the country's worsening flood situation. File photo by Rappler

Rappler Newscast | June 3, 2014

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Miriam Santiago steps down as ICC judge SC stops BIR from requiring doctors to disclose fees China blocks Google ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

‘Love, loyalty’ won’t turn Gigi vs JPE – Senators

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Enrile critics Trillanes and Cayetano say it is highly unlikely for Reyes to betray Enrile because of love and loyalty

DOUBTING GIGI. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he doubts Gigi Reyes will testify against Enrile. File photo from Trillanes' Facebook page

MILF forms United Bangsamoro Justice Party

Apr 09, 2014 - 11:20 AM

MILF leader Ghadzali Jaafar says the UBJP is not exclusive to MILF members and may form alliances with other parties

Why Nancy Binay wants students to learn cyberethics

Feb 05, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Senator Nancy Binay says I don t believe in regulating social media

Pork barrel guilt, sick pols, and other Miriam jokes

Jan 22, 2014 - 9:37 AM

She'd rather be with psychiatrists than – her joke goes – the majority of mentally ill politicians who do not take their medication

Bedridden Miriam files most bills in Senate

Dec 21, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago files 618 bills and resolutions Her nemesis Senator Juan Ponce Enrile files 16

Senate open to charter change in 2014

Dec 19, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Drilon is open to Belmonte s moves to change the Constitution but will President Aquino give the proposal his political backing?

Port Irene budget is Enrile pork? Miriam wants it vetoed

Dec 11, 2013 - 7:40 PM

The lady senator points out that the Aurora economic zone sponsored by another senator is getting less than half of what will go to Cagayan s Port Irene

Rappler Newscast | December 6, 2013

Dec 06, 2013 - 9:43 PM

Anti aparheid icon Nelson Mandela dies Seven Filipinos are killed in an attack in Yemen Sen Santiago hits proposals to strike off her speech against Enrile

Serge on Miriam speech: Totally unparliamentary

Dec 05, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Osmeña will move to strike out Santiago s speech from the Senate records calling it way out of line

VIDEO: Miriam: Enrile a liar, womanizer, king of corrupt politics

Dec 04, 2013 - 9:32 PM

Santiago asks the justice department to probe Enrile s 7 crimes calling the Senate Minority leader a liar womanizer and the drama king of corrupt politics

Full text: Miriam's 'Navigating the Crimes of the Plunder Mastermind'

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Privilege speech of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile delivered on Dec 4 2013

Miriam: Womanizer Enrile seduced Gigi Reyes

Dec 04, 2013 - 5:30 PM

She asks the justice chief to probe Enrile for 7 alleged crimes including disappearances during martial law smuggling and under declaration of wealth

Full text: Enrile on Miriam's lies, 'deep-seated animosity'

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:24 PM

Privilege speech of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile delivered on Thursday Nov 7 2013

Netizens: Janet Napoles is 'My Amnesia Girl'

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:04 PM

What are your takeaways from Napoles testimony? Hindi ko po alam I don t know

Cybercrime law mars PH net freedom – global report

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

A report of US based Freedom House says Internet freedom in the Philippines declined primarily because of the notorious restrictive and punitive law

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