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Santiago’s blood vessels burst after interview about Enrile

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago suffered from hypertension, causing some of the blood vessels in her right eye to burst, an ophthalmologist said in a statement issued by Santiago’s office on Wednesday.

The statement said Santiago’s blood pressure was 190/115.

“Apparently, Santiago has developed hypertension after appearing on the early morning TV show, ‘Headstart’ (on ANC) with host Karen Davila,” the statement said.

“During the interview, Santiago was visibly agitated when she accused Enrile of making personal attacks on her over the controversial P2.2-million that was given to each senator last year,” the statement added.

After the interview, Santiago stayed for photo ops with members of the TV staff, “her right eye noticeably red with blood clot around the pupil.”

Santiago has been advised to rest her eye and continue with her medication, said the statement.

Responding to Enrile’s accusations that she has always been absent during Senate sessions, Santiago said during the TV interview it was because of her hypothyroidism and hypertension.

“It’s below the belt to attack me on the basis of my ailments. That is un-Christian and beyond the bounds of play,” Santiago said.

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  • tagatabas

    Matira matibay

  • MCattermole

    Don’t stress yourself too much Madam Senator.

  • ruben_bush

    Senator Miriam Santiago should do the Filipino people a big favor.   She should lead the investigation on Juan Ponce Enrile’s role during the Marcos dictatorship and once and for all give justice to the Filipino people.  If they could do it in Chile to Pinochet and his Generals, if they could do it to the Argentinian military junta who murdered a lot of its political opponents, I think we can still do it here in the Philippines.  And the only person who has the guts to challenge and expose JPE is Senator Miriam Santiago. Even those militants in Bayan Muna like Colmenares or Satur Ocampo has not lifted a finger on JPE.  Go… go..Miriam bring JPE to justice……  take him to the international courts. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      Even if Miriam calls for a Senate hearing, no senator has the guts to attend and question him.

    • efriend

      Enrile is the beneficiary of our culture of impunity. To add insult to the injury, his son Jack will be rewarded with a Senatorial position courtesy of the Filipino voters.  Stupid people.

    • 1Fz20

      tama, bakit nga tahimik ang mga commies, ano? takot sila kay manong, smantalang during martial law easily liquidated like chickens, infact naging style nila yan-nai-label as commie ang mga political enemies para tirahin…o baka, siguro, kaya ng pera ni manong para tumahimik sila. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Madam,Ingat sa mga “wrinkels” natin dyan! Huwag naman pong masyadong high blood! Aba eh ayaw pa naman namin na magkasakit ka because of your high voltage knowledge.You have to take care of your 190/115 Madam.Si Manong Johnny pa lang yan! Paano na po kung buong Pilipinas na ang problema nyo kapag naging Presidente kayo sa 2016?

    • curatolo

      huwag naman sanang maging Presidente

  • buttones

    ““It’s below the belt to attack me on the basis of my ailments. That is un-Christian and beyond the bounds of play,” Santiago said.
    Come on Miriam! You know by now Enrile has no ‘bounds of play’ the guy was an apparatchik of Marcos! On House attendance, well I suspect Enrile only attends the House having some paranoid idea that everybody is talking about him and want him out… not only that, his wife wants him out of the house and from under her feet, I mean there’s nothing more annoying than trying to do household chores when your husband in moping about all day mumbling about lost opportunities, and the ’old days’ is there….

  • Fulpol

    blame the media, Meriam… not Enrile…

  • $26606290

    If poor health is keeping her from performing official duties as Senator then she should resign. If not then….rock on Brenda.

    • curatolo

      100% agree,kung may sakit at di magawa ang trabaho bilang senador, mag resign.Kung may sakit bakit gusto pa mapunta sa International Court?

  • totokalel

    take a rest madam miriam…marami ka pang ipaglalaban para sa bayan!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

    naku ke enrile lang “babagsak” si miriam…..chill out

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    A piece of advise: Go to the doctor and let your Thyroid and Adrenal gland be check with ultra sound aside from blood exam.

  • ManongOsang

    Enrile is the ONE & ONLY Major Player in the brutal Marcos dictatorship who has NEVER been held accountable for ANYTHING !  He has brilliantly evaded his MASSIVE ILL GOTTEN WEALTH. He has gotten aways with THOUSANDS of cases of Abuse, Torture, & even killing that directly Linked him to the crime.

    Enrile is also the One & ONLY FATHER & SON Figure in Philippine history who was the MOST FEARED Father & Son by millions of regular Filipinos  during the Marcos era.

    The Johnny & Jackie Enrile Abuse & Shooting of people were even Worse than even Ferdinand & Bong Bong Marcos.

    Itong si Enrile ay mamamatay sa Old Age without ever Facing Justice in this Earth.

    • jgl414567

      Mananagot pa rin ang mga taong kapareho ni Enrile na naging hudas sa bayan natin! Tandaan mo Enrile walang kahayupan na hindi pinapanagutan!

    • simondj

      whatever you sow you will reap stills stand because it is the word of God.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Popcorn time. Mukhang umiinit laban ng old liar at ng brenda. Kung madedo man pareho, ayos lang, bawas busset sa pinas. Isama na ng matanda yong anak nyang barumbado sa hukay.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      mas ayos kung mauna ka… di kaya

      • indiosbravos2002

        Naks. May supporter pala dito si Enrile. Ano ka official na tagadyakol ng matanda o nong anak na kups.

      • http://twitter.com/Bugsey67 Cynthia Sycip

         I support Enrile. Maraming supporter is JPE. So never i-assume na wala.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Ok Jeray. I heard you the first time.

  • Dieserweg

    Between the two warring senators, it’s 20 percent issue, 80 percent ego.  That explains it.  But where does it leave us, or heading us into?  20 percent to the national issue, and 80 percent to their own image props?  Die!

  • opinyonlangpo

    Un-Christian? What’s the difference? They are both like that, at least Enrile did not curse or humiliate her face to face and also she is able to reply equally. Tsk tsk Filipino leaders.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Politics is the culprit here.

  • regd

    Nakita ko yung interview, Hinihintay ko nga na may puputok at bubulwak ang mata. Wala e.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWG7TEQM42UB2OFYCCB3DF4X7I Mat

    Alalahanin natin… si Miriam bumoto para ma acquit si Corona nung impeachment!!!

    • generalproblem

      sayang nga dipa kinuha ni lord hehhe

  • boybakal

    Hindi naman kasalanan ni Enrile.
    By nature or character…talagang High Blood si Miriam.
    Akala mo lagi may kaaway.Parating galit pag nagsalita,

  • boyboy9797

    baka gusto ni madam Miriam maging senate president kaya galit ke sir Enrile hehe.

  • palakasantayo

    Kasi si Miriam, palagi siyang nangi-gi-gil sa pagsusuri niya, kaya nanli-lisik ang mata niya therefore pressure at the back of her eyeball will increase, pool of blood will accumulate and this may lead to retinal detachment that will cause loss of vision. Ingat Miriam, calmado ka lang sa pang-a-a-taki mo.

  • kilabot

    that’s icc-caliber passion. go miriam go.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Walastik! Maam Miriam, dyan pa lang sa interview ay nagdurugo na ang mata mo sa taas ng alta presyon, lalo na siguro kung makikipagdebate ka kay Lolong Johnny… Pero tingin ko marami ang kampi sa iyo sa pagatake kay Lolong… Ikaw sa tingin namin ang makakagawa lang noon at wala ng iba pa… Kita mo naman si Lolong Johnny iniiba ang usapan. Hindi niya maipagtanggol ang partisipasyon niya sa Martial Law… Relax lang senator Miriam…

  • JK1000

    “Kapag galit ka sa akin,ako’y galit din”  Ito ang mentalidad ni Enrile. “Kapag happy ka,happy ako dahil tuta kita”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207384387 Andrei Mendoza

    paano pa kitang iboboto sa pagiging presidente mrs. santiago, eh si enrile pa lang ay ikamamatay mo na? eh pag naging presidente ka pati siguro pwerta mo eh sumambulat na rin sa mga pulpol na politiko natin?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KTBWHEMVD2MQ7Z3NSCGZ5UG67Y Donald

       she’s best being a senator.

  • $40855351

    Ang importante ay hindi sang-ayon ang taong bayan sa ginagawa ng congress at senate sa ‘savings’ kuno, kaya kailangan palitan niyo ang batas NOW NA.  May karapatan ang mamamayan dahil pera nila yan at binoto kayo para ingatan at gamitin ng mahusay ang pondo at hindi lustayin.  Kahit ano pang explanation niyo, walang justification sa mali niyong paggastos ng hard earned pera ng tao.  Kung si Enrile ay ang X-factor sa pagpatalsik kay Corona, si Miriam ay sa pag-e-expose ng katawaliang ito.  Yan lang ang rason kung bakit sila nandiyan sa senate.  Nakakalungkot na ni isa sa congress or senate ay wala man lang nag-offer na ibalik ang pera sa kaban, in response to the people’s outrage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/macpoys2000 Virgilio B. Zamora

    Taong Bayan magsampa na kayo ng kaso ” Crime Against Humanity”  laban kay Enrile, Marcos Family, Honasan at Iba pa doon sa International Criminal Court. Sa lahat ng pinapatay at pinahihirapan sa dalawang dakadang Martial Law! Panahon na para magbayad ang mga berdugong ito! 

  • http://twitter.com/Bugsey67 Cynthia Sycip

     I am SURE she knew that she shouldn’t be “angry” and should have taken her Valiums or whatever medication before engaging w/ JPE. Enrile didn’t knife her blood vessels, she did this to herself. I hope she gets well soon tho’.

  • doublecross

    tama…uneducated ang ginawa niya…..sige boksing nalang!

  • w33k3nd3r

    Don’t vote for Jack Enrile! We’ve gone so far and yet we’ve learned nothing if he wins!

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