Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago - updates

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Photo by Hoang Vu

Cyber-attacks show PH 'vulnerability' - group

May 12, 2013 - 2:01 AM

Democracy Net Ph urges the government to take steps to improve cyber security before attacks endanger lives and property

WEAK SECURITY. An Internet group said that the country's cyber-infrastructure is vulnerable to attacks.

COA: Enrile has power over Senate funds

Jan 10, 2013 - 7:45 PM

COA chair Grace Pulido Tan says the law gives Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile power over the use of Senate savings

Rappler Newscast | December 14, 2012

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:17 PM

President Aquino certifies the Reproductive Health bill urgent Senator Santiago calls President Aquino her ‘hero’ and says he has ‘slain the monster ’ The company of businessman Kazuo Okada sues former business partner Steve Wynn for Internet libel in Manila

Rappler Newscast | November 30, 2012

Nov 30, 2012 - 8:53 PM

President Aquino wants a vote on the Reproductive Health bill Senator Santiago wants the Senate to pass a new version of the anti cybercrime law Syria is cut off from the Internet

Abolish JBC, give power to Senate - Miriam

Jun 28, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago thinks the Judicial and Bar Council has failed to do its job in keeping the process of screening nominees apolitical and should thus be abolished

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary


Pia Cayetano: 5 misconceptions about the RH bill

Jun 08, 2012 - 8:49 AM

It took a year for the RH bill to hurdle debates in the Senate Sen Pia Cayetano responds to the most controversial misconceptions