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Harry Roque wants to channel Miriam Santiago at Senate

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'Mumultuhin na po kayo ni Miriam Defensor Santiago sa pagkatao ni Harry Roque,' says the former mouthpiece of President Rodrigo Duterte

Harry Roque speaks to the media outside the Comelec office in Manila after filing his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 17, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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'LESSONS LEARNED' PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa. File photo by Joel Liporada

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

Morales, SWS Survey, Santiago death anniversary | Evening wRap

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

Images from 2016: The day we elected Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo

May 09, 2017 - 5:06 PM

It s been a year since the 2016 elections Revisit Rappler s PHvote microsite – it doesn t disappoint with the wealth of stories from that whirlwind of a day

2016 on X: From political to personal

Dec 22, 2016 - 7:55 PM

From the elections and the Marcos burial to various advocacies and campaigns the X community saw an increase in civic participation from netizens

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

Miriam a 'princess' in the hearts of Filipinos - bishop

Oct 02, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Bishop Teodoro Bacani: Miriam stands out as a princess A princess stands out not proudly but with dignity

LIVE: Funeral for Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Oct 02, 2016 - 10:49 AM

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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

Miriam told young supporters: 'Huwag kayong iiyak'

Oct 01, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Young supporters of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago help in attending to more than 50 000 visitors during her wake

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.

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

DOH honors health champion Miriam Santiago

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:46 PM

The health department lauds the senator s contributions to crafting laws which served as basis for the foundation in establishing Universal Health Care

WISH GRANTED. RH advocates led by Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago and Pia Cayetano have been pushing for the RH bill to be certified as urgent. File photo by Ayee Macaraig

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

Duterte & US, Miriam Santiago, Rosetta crash | 12PM wRap

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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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

Miriam Defensor Santiago to be buried on October 2 in Marikina

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Her remains will lie at the Loyola Memorial Park

MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

'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

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

Heart Evangelista mourns death of 'second mom' Miriam Defensor Santiago

Sep 29, 2016 - 11:45 AM

I love you my super hero I will miss you my Cleopatra I will be the luckiest girl in history to have you as my second mom Evangelista says of the late senator

MOMMY M. Heart Evangelista mourns the death of Miriam Defensor Santiago. Photo from Sara Black's book, 'We, Love'

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

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

Senate bill seeks to ban expiration of prepaid, e-load

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The measure seeks to protect consumers against deceptive unfair and unconscionable sales act and practices by telcos

NO EXPIRATION. A Senate bill seeks to prohibit expiration dates on prepaid load both for mobile and landlines.

Duterte’s decision-making unpredictable

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:57 PM

In choosing Leni Robredo to be part of his Cabinet the President shows he can yield to public pressure

PRESIDENT. Rodrigo Duterte is now president. He appears at #TheLeaderIWant Forum in DLSU on January 20, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: The 2016 elections' funniest moments

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:55 PM

From the amusing to the absurd the campaign season didn t lack in humorous moments

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Jun 09, 2016 - 12:34 PM

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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

Enrile's Senate farewell: 'Old politicians don't die, they just fade away'

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Aside from Juan Ponce Enrile 8 other senators are leaving the hallowed halls of the Senate after their terms end on June 30

FAREWELL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile bids farewell to the Senate, where he served for 24 years. Photo by Joe Arazas

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

Miriam Santiago in ICU – husband

Jun 01, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago s husband says the senator was rushed by ambulance to the hospital on Monday May 30 due to complication

ICU. Senator Miriam Santiago is now in the Intensive Care Unit of the Makati Medical Center since Tuesday, May 31. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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