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Heart Evangelista pens birthday message for late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:21 AM

'You owe me an Adulting 101,' says the actress

FALSE: Miriam Defensor Santiago’s election as ICC judge is void

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:43 PM

‘The Rome Statute only refers to a requirement of State Party nationality at the time of election but not afterwards,’ says the International Criminal Court

Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago along with her Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at Bulacan State University on Monday, April 18, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

‘Miriam would have pulverized’ Panelo, says late senator’s sister

Mar 26, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Linn Defensor Evangelista, the sister of Miriam Defensor Santiago, slams Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo for saying that the late senator's election as an ICC judge was not valid

Miriam Santiago now first woman awarded Quezon Service Cross

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The Quezon Service Cross, the highest civilian distinction given by the government, is posthumously conferred upon the late senator in a Malacañang ceremony

Miriam Santiago's People's Reform Party teams up with Sara Duterte's party

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:17 PM

PRP agrees with President Duterte's unilateral ICC withdrawal. Miriam Defensor Santiago was the first Filipino ICC judge.

People's Reform Party and HNP alliance signing. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Senate approves highest civilian award for Miriam Santiago

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:35 PM

'Bestowing [the Quezon Service Cross] award enables her to live on as our country's north star, inspiring future generations to love the nation,' says Senator Grace Poe

SHE'S BACK. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago is back on the campaign trail after a month-long absence because of her participation in a drug trial. Photo from MDS Media Bureau

Duterte nominates Miriam Santiago for Quezon Service Cross

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:56 AM

If Congress approves her nomination, the late senator will join only 5 other Filipinos who have been given the nation's highest civilian distinction

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Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39 PM

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'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

#MiriamIsForever trends on senator's 1st death anniversary

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM

On social media, netizens remember their favorite iconic lines told by the fiesty senator from Iloilo and the legacy she left behind as a senator

MIRIAM IS FOREVER. Netizens celebrate the legacy of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday, September 29

Senators urge Duterte to give Miriam Santiago highest civilian honor

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The Senate adopts resolutions seeking the conferment of the Quezon Service Cross on the late senator, ahead of her first death anniversary

QUEZON CROSS. Members of the Senate urge President Rodrigo Duterte to confer the Quezon Service Cross Award to the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Memorial service set for Miriam Santiago's 1st death anniversary

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The event at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City on Friday, September 29, is open to the public

IRON LADY. Family and friends are set to commemorate the first death anniversary of esteemed senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday, September 29, 2017. File photo

Duterte appoints Miriam Santiago's husband as revenue adviser

Mar 13, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Narciso Jun Santiago Jr held the same post from 2004 to 2010 under the Arroyo administration

ADVISER. President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Narciso Yap Santiago Jr as adviser on revenue enhancement, same post Santiago held under the Arroyo administration. Photo from Mr Santiago's Facebook account

Duterte on Hitler, Santiago burial, Syria rescue | 12PM wRap

Oct 03, 2016 - 2:48 PM

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WATCH: Miriam Santiago interred at Loyola Memorial Park

Oct 02, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Naihatid na sa huling hantungan ang mga labi ni Senador Miriam Defensor Santiago sa Loyola Memorial Park sa Marikina

Miriam Defensor Santiago laid to rest

Oct 02, 2016 - 4:24 PM

UPDATED The late senator is buried at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City

LIVE: Funeral for Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Oct 02, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Bookmark to watch the final rites for Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Duterte visits wake of Miriam Santiago

Oct 02, 2016 - 2:13 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte personally extends his condolences to the family of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

FINAL RESPECTS. President Rodrigo Duterte goes to the wake of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on October 2, 2016. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

Heart Evangelista remembers 'protector, best friend' Miriam Santiago in touching eulogy

Oct 01, 2016 - 10:47 PM

At the wake of the late Miriam Defensor Santiago Heart Evangelista and more deliver emotional eulogies for the late senator You are my fairy godmother my protector my hero my mother and my best friend says Heart

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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

IN PHOTOS: Supporters, politicians flock to Miriam's wake

Oct 01, 2016 - 8:42 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is set to be interred on Sunday October 2 at the Loyola Memorial Chapel and Crematorium in Marikina

TGIF. Supporters spend their Friday night waiting in line to see the remains of former Senator Miriam Santiago. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Former presidents visit Miriam Santiago’s remains

Sep 30, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Joseph Estrada and Benigno Aquino III arrive at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral on Friday evening

PAYING TRIBUTE. Former presidents paid their respects to the remains of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

Duterte on Hitler, Miriam Santiago, Samsung Note 7 | 6PM wRap

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:16 PM

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Aguirre visits Miriam's wake: We need to reconcile with our enemies

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:08 PM

The wife of the late Chief Justice Renato Corona Cristina also goes to see Santiago s remains

AGUIRRE. File photo by Edward Ganal/Senate PRIB/Pool

Students, teachers visit their 'idol' Miriam Santiago

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:12 PM

Groups of students flock to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral to pay their respects to the late senator who they say has touched their lives

AFTER SCHOOL. Several students attend the wake of former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago after their classes. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Jun Santiago: Miriam should have been honored when she was alive

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:51 PM

A teary eyed Jun Santiago talks briefly with reporters

GRIEVING. Jun Santiago, husband of the late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, on Friday, September 30, 2016. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Miriam in chiaroscuro

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The feistiness we shall also miss especially because most of the time it unmasked hypocrisy pretense and fraudulence And we so badly need that today

PATRIOT. Senators mourn the death of senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, whom they call a 'great patriot.' File photo from Senate PRIB

Till the end: Miriam’s youth army helps in her wake

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:43 PM

From campaign to her last breath Youth for Miriam volunteers stand by former senator Santiago s side

LAST GOOD BYE. Men carry the coffin containing the remains of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago as it arrives at the Imaculate Concepcion Cathedral for public viewing in Quezon City on Thursday, Sept 29, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawmakers pay last respects to ‘Iron Lady’

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Colleagues in Congress recall how the late senator Miriam Santiago has touched their lives

IN MEMORY. A wreath placed outside the wake of the late Senator Miriam Santiago. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos recalls last advice from Miriam Santiago

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:54 AM

Marcos says the late senator advised him how to handle his electoral protest against Vice President Robredo

SENATE SEAT MATES. Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr would always he and the late Senator Miriam Santiago would get to talk in the Senate about issues that eventually drew them closer. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The life and times of Miriam Santiago

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago excels wherever she goes and leaves a legacy that will endure for years to come

IMMIGRATION CHIEF. Photo from MDS Facebook

Santiago, military exercises, Backstreet Boys | 6PM wRap

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:21 PM

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Political rivals pray for Miriam, miss her already

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile Senator Panfilo Lacson and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II only have good words for the feisty senator who once harangued them at the Senate session hall

MOURNING. Political rivals of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago mourn her passing on Thursday, September 29.

Santiago, De Lima, Military exercises | 12PM wRap

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:52 PM

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Lawmakers pay tribute to Miriam Santiago: A 'pillar' of PH politics

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:46 PM

UPDATED [This is an] end of an era of erudition eloquence and equanimity says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr

TRIBUTE. For many lawmakers, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will remain a political icon. File photo by Rappler

Senators: Miriam a big loss, 'best president we never had'

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED The Senate will no longer have a member as brilliant and fiercely dedicated as former senator Miriam Santiago senators say The national flag is flown at half mast following her demise

PATRIOT. Senators mourn the death of senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, whom they call a 'great patriot.' File photo from Senate PRIB

'The Iron Lady is dead': Filipinos mourn death of Miriam Santiago

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Tributes pour in online as the nation grieves over the passing of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Santiago: Memorable quotes, lines, zingers

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Miriam Defensor Santiago s political career has been filled with bombastic words and fiery zingers

MIRIAM. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago gestures as she explains her not guilty vote on Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona at the conclusion of Corona's impeachment trial in Manila on May 29, 2012. Bullit Marquez/Pool/AFP

Duterte on Miriam's death: May your legacy guide PH

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:33 PM

UPDATED Rest in peace Madam Senator May your legacy continue to guide this nation for many years to come says President Rodrigo Duterte

'STERLING PUBLIC SERVANT.' President Rodrigo Duterte (left) honors the memory of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

Stars pay tribute to Miriam Santiago

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Heart Evangelista Aga Muhlach and Kim Chiu are among the stars who took to social media to express their grief over the late senator

CONDOLENDES. Heart Evangelista, Aga Muhlach, and Kim Chiu are just some of the stars who remembered the late Miriam Defensor Santiago after her death. Photos by Alexa Villano/Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miriam Defensor Santiago: 'God is not out there but in you'

Sep 29, 2016 - 11:33 AM

In this obituary we remember the life politics and wit of the late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

In this file photo, Miriam Santiago waves to supporters during an indoor rally in a suburban coliseum in Manila, May 1992, when she ran for the presidency. Jose Duran/AFP/File

Miriam Defensor Santiago, former senator, dies

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:35 AM

UPDATED Miriam Defensor Santiago the feisty esteemed former senator and public servant from Iloilo was 71 years old

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Only 2 senators reprimanded by Senate in 30 years

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Out of all ethics complaints the Senate has only censured former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Heherson Alvarez Former senator Manny Villar was only reprimanded on paper due to lack of quorum caused by the absence of his allies

CENSURE. The Senate has only reprimanded 2 senators in 30 years – former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Heherson Alvarez.

Miriam Santiago in hospital, but not in ICU – family

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:29 AM

The former senator is continuing her cancer treatment in a private room not in an intensive care unit says her daughter in law

THE FEISTY ONE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago during the campaign season of the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of MDS Media

Epal? Senate bill bans names of public officials on gov't projects

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:30 AM

A senator says the practice only allows government officials to prematurely campaign for reelection all year round

EPAL? A Senate bill seeks to prohibit the naming of government projects after public officials and personalities associated with them.

Cynthia Villar, 15 other senators richer in 2015

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Cynthia Villar is the only billionaire among the senators in the 16th Congress – a status she has maintained since she first declared her SALN as senator in 2013

Miriam Santiago leaves hospital

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The senator who has lung cancer is discharged from the Makati Medical Center a week after she was rushed to the hospital due to a complication

FEISTY SENATOR. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago addresses students of the Bulacan State University on April 18, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Yasay, Santiago, Facebook | 6PM wRap

Jun 02, 2016 - 6:58 PM

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Miriam Santiago 'feeling better'

Jun 02, 2016 - 10:47 AM

The senator is set to be moved out of intensive care

MIRIAM SANTIAGO. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago keynotes a homecoming rally at UP Visayas campus in Iloilo on April 13, 2016. Photo courtesy of MDS Media