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Santiago diagnosed with a chronic bone marrow disorder, staff says

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Just days after reportedly suffering a mild stroke, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was diagnosed with a chronic bone marrow disorder that results in low blood cell count, her media bureau said Saturday.

According to her staff, Santiago has undergone a series of blood tests at the Philippine Heart Center. The results showed that she has abnormally low red blood cells and low hemoglobin.

Santiago was told by her doctors to shun politics in the following days after she was said to have suffered a stroke.

“I am quarantined from certain toxic people, and I am sequestered from political news. I may as well be shot,” Santiago said in a statement.

“But then again, I will have more time for my four granddaughters, every single one of whom is precocious, beautiful, brilliant, and a potential Olympic champion,” she added.

Santiago was in the middle of exposing the supposed irregularity of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s release of P1.6 million in additional MOOE (maintenance and other operating expenses) for each senator toward the end of 2012.

All except Santiago and three other senators received the amount.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Senate committee on accounts, has vouched for the regularity of the disbursement of additional MOOE for the upkeep of the lawmakers’ respective offices.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    So is it also goodbye ICC?

  • virgoyap

    I’m sure I’ll miss a lot if Meriam will no longer be heard and seen in TV. It’s a lot of fun watching her. Aside that we learn many things from her wisdom and insights legally and sometimes theologically.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Chill po muna madam…..avoid toxic situations…..whatever you do, don’t look in the mirror.

    Ayan reminder to everyone, to much hatred and anger in your body make you sick and ugly.

  • Fulpol

    we love you Meriam…. Go girl.. magpalakas ka muna bago sumabak muli….

  • Fulpol

    avoid the media muna Meriam… we love you….

  • Al Calde

    No, it’s goodbye MOOE, P2.2M/month allowance and P200M/annually pork barrell!

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

    Remember, tumanggap si Senadora Santiago nung November ng 600,000

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZXCKSVMZPDCG5G4PRM2UZUZPPA Mark

       Which she used to pay for staff expenses. Nothing wrong with that.  Ang masama yung 1.6 million na wala naman paglalagyan talaga dahil December na wala naman pagkakagastusan

  • milespacker

    Don’t spend too much time doing tests on her bone marrow. Test her head. There’s a lot wrong there.

  • rjimenez1226

    isoli na po ang nakaw sa bayan, especially Enrile et al.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    ceasefire muna pagaling po kayo madam brainda…

  • jseesus

    pinky lacson badla…. pakawala ni tandang enrile…   take rest senator santiago.. the senate needs someone of your caliber..  diluting the senate with santiago from the bunch of monkies (lapid, estrada, revilla, sotto) is a welcome relief.

  • tarikan

    Saying that your granddaughters are all beautiful is a grandmother’s excusable vice. But looking at her surely the genes won’t stray that far. They will manifest themselves somehow. Olympic champion? In what event, declamation?  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6N45VTMWG44CSNC2G5WS33ZAHI MS. F3

      That was low @tarikan. It’s one thing to attack and even despise MS but to go after her grand daughters? You don’t stray away from MS yourself. That was simply sick!

      • generalproblem

        hahaha olympic champion utot nyo. baka olympic champion sa kurakot paglaki. pwede ba santiago wag mo naman ipanganlandakan na matalino ka at namana ng mga apo mo

      • tarikan

        Sorry but I intended it that way, Ms. F3. You forgot how she attacked people she considers very low in her totem pole? If she’s afraid of “boomerang” she should be more careful in her choice of words when dealing with people. Having a higher I.Q. (self proclaimed) is no way to vilify “lower ranked” persons.

    • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

      Maybe correct, but I feel more applicable to  ‘tongue twister’  or longest story telling contest!!!

  • Alejandro Canda

    tip of the iceberg lang yang MOOE compara sa kurakot nila sa pork barrel kaya lang walang makapag bigay ng ebidensya tungkol dyan.

    • Janch

      Kaya dapat nang ipasa ang FOI bill.  I’d like to see the break down of all their expenses and where those pork barrel funds go.

  • boybakal

    Santiago diagnosed with a chronic bone marrow disorder, staff says…

    Whatever that be….only the Doctor will know.
    I thought awhile that it is CHRONIC BRAIN DISORDER….buti naman at hindi.

    Alta presyon lang yan,Ligo sa hapon at pahinga.
    Kasi lagi kayong galit magsalita, akala mo laging may kaaway. Tumawa kayo paminsan minsan.

  • dequis

    bone marrow disorder daw, eh samantalang iyong nasa loob ng bungo ang may disorder.

    • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

      Skull is also bone…so the same bone marrow, skull marrow same thing, same matter. What is inside doen’t matter as long as that matter is used, if somebody is going to buy that ‘matter’ for research & medical study, if slightly used cheap, if sporadically used cheaper, if over used cheapest, but if never used still expensive good as ‘brand new’!!! So which of the above???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6N45VTMWG44CSNC2G5WS33ZAHI MS. F3

    “I might as well be shot”. Be careful what you wished for.

  • generalproblem

    check nyo po yung bone sa ulo baka may damage nag leak yung kaunting utak

    • isidro c. valencia

      You made my day. 
      “Abnormal low blood cells” daw. Kung ganon kulang ang supply ng oxygen sa brain kaya possible na abnormal din ang function ng left and right hemisphere. 

      Then possible na ang kanyang ibang glands ay affected din kaya posibling may polar syndrome. Kaya ang personality nia ay magiging abnormal. 

      She is not fit emotionally, physically, and intellectually as senator. Kay di siguro siya tinanggap sa ICC. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Get well soon Madam…

    The senate needs a CRUSADER like you.

  • Janch

    I hope Miriam drops a bomb on the senate before she leaves.

  • wawa2172

    Those who are accusing Miriam of brain disorder are lower class homo sapiens not capable of attaining logical reasoning that the lady can deliver. Pingk have accused her of being a crusading crook but nonetheless it opened a can of worms that senators do not attached official receipts on their liquidation of expenses. The senators only issue a certification of expenses that they have made according to COA;s Grace Pulido Tan. This could mean that the senators can list expenses on the certification without actually spending a single centavo on the item listed. Pwedi mapunta sa bulsa nang mga senador pera or pang date. May mga senador na mahilig makipag date sa chicks nila sa mahal na resto or ktv bar. Pati ba pang biglang liko nang mga senador sa Pasay naka charge sa additional MOOE? Baka may per diem pa ang mga senador from home to senate and vice versa. How about yung gumagamit nang helicopter para maka punta sa senado at di ma traffic sa EDSA. High octane ang fuel at mahal yun. Pati bayad sa pilot bayad din nang senado,,he he he.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.cadigal Edward Cadigal

    I hope that you can be able to recover that illness soon.

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

    tumanggap din po sya ng 600,000 nung november at  nung mga nakaraang taon… sabi nga nila tradition na yan sa Senado… ilang taon na nga ba si Sen. Miriam sa Senado… may nabalita ba na hindi sya tumanggap nung mga nakaraang taon? May nabalita ba na isinauli nya ang kanyang natanggap nung mga nakaraang taon?  I am not pro enrile nor pro lacson.  Ang akin lang… ang lahat ng may natanggap…i mean lahat… dapat papanagutin!!!

    • Jane Tan

      So, dapat walang magreklamo sa ginawa ni JPE at okay lang na ipatuloy niya yan? Yan ba sinasabi mo? Kaysa maging hypocrite si Miriam, wag nalang niya ipakita yung kalokohan na nangyayari sa gobyerno?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6S6ZLBGEHN56H4YV2KZSVDHOJA Joe

      you have to read well the new man…. that was the case but the argument was different, the timing and the motive..tsk tsk tsk

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.cadigal Edward Cadigal

    Get well soon Ma’am, for the seek of the country. a lot of your countrymen needs you in the upper house.  

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

    tumanggap din po sya ng 600,000 nung november at  nung mga nakaraang taon… sabi nga nila tradition na yan sa Senado… ilang taon na nga ba si Sen. Miriam sa Senado… may nabalita ba na hindi sya tumanggap nung mga nakaraang taon? May nabalita ba na isinauli nya ang kanyang natanggap nung mga nakaraang taon?  I am not pro enrile nor pro lacson.  Ang akin lang… ang lahat ng may natanggap…i mean lahat… dapat papanagutin!!!

    • Jane Tan

      So, dapat walang magreklamo sa ginawa ni JPE at okay lang na ipatuloy niya yan? Yan ba sinasabi mo? Kaysa maging hypocrite si Miriam, wag nalang niya ipakita yung kalokohan na nangyayari sa gobyerno?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6S6ZLBGEHN56H4YV2KZSVDHOJA Joe

      you have to read well the new man…. that was the case but the argument was different, the timing and the motive..tsk tsk tsk

  • http://www.facebook.com/bel.puncia Bel Puncia

    kailan ba titino ang ating mga mambabat

  • vince_bugaboo

    Miriam, don ‘t die on us until Enrile and Angara are deader than dead, ok? Pomise?

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Senator Santiago, might no be a bad idea to explore stem-cell therapy. This nation needs more people like you around. Kahit nakakabuang ang ingay niyo minsan, but your sweet Ilongganess is irresistible. And your killer legs, too. Take care and get well soon.

  • pinoy_abno

    Akala mo naman kung sinong malinis na tao si Miriam. Galit lang siya ngayon dahil hindi 1.6 million nakuha niya. Nung previous years panay tanggap niya walang reklamo.

    • Jane Tan

      So, dapat walang magreklamo sa ginawa ni JPE at okay lang na ipatuloy niya yan? Yan ba sinasabi mo? Kaysa maging hypocrite si Miriam, wag nalang niya ipakita yung kalokohan na nangyayari sa gobyerno?

      • pinoy_abno

        Ang ibig sabihin wala si Miriam moral authority. Dapat noon pa siya magreklamo kung talagang malinis siya. Ang hirap nagrereklamo lang siya ngayon dahil kulang bigay sa kanya…yun ang maliwanag na hypocrisy..get mo!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6S6ZLBGEHN56H4YV2KZSVDHOJA Joe

        you have to read well the new man…. that was the case but the argument was different, the timing and the motive..tsk tsk tsk

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6S6ZLBGEHN56H4YV2KZSVDHOJA Joe

      you have to read well the new man…. that was the case but the argument was different, the timing and the motive..tsk tsk tsk

  • To_Be_Continued

    HEADLINE: “Santiago diagnosed with a chronic bone marrow disorder,” staff says.

    MY LINE: Was it bone marrow? OR, head marrow? (You know…that thing inside the head)…

    She claims her legs are killers. So maybe it is the “head marrow” rather than bone marrow.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6S6ZLBGEHN56H4YV2KZSVDHOJA Joe

      you need to review your logic, and your idioms….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000690399716 Isidro Arevalo Cornelio

    get well soon …kailangan ka pa ng bayan

  • TEAM PNOY

    “I am quarantined from certain toxic people, and I am sequestered from political news. I may as well be shot,” Santiago said in a statement.
    Miriam, you can tell that to Enrile, Lacson, dumlao, and marantan. They will be happy to comply with your wish.

  • kapayapaan_1900

    Though the tigerish lady is no match to JPE, the public should commend her courage in standing up with the SP who is respected by his peers out of fear and commands blind obedience among his lackeys in the Senate who are well-deserving members of the Committee on Silence.  In a rare of one rarest moment when one “HONORABLE SENATOR” tried to show displeasure in how JPE runs things in the distribution of wealth, all he can mutter is “don’t mess with JPE” and calmly retreated with his tail wagging between his legs. But the fiery lady, whose motive seems dubious, did more, by digging more, showing the same persona of “don’t mess with me” or else…

    How I wish “huwag mo banggain ang kapakanan ng bayan, kung hindi, tumatag ka sa akin” mentality was ingrained and nurtured in the moral fiber of all public servants!  How I wish every one of us in general and “HONORABLE SENATORS/CONGRESSMEN” in particular show moral courage to condemn practices inimical to public interest when the very first signs appear not later.

     

  • regd

    I would be more surprise if they diagnosed that her brain cells are actually functioning! That would be SCARY!

    • mikeyspetshow

      Of course her brain cells are well functioning coz she was magna cumlaude in UP and doctorate of law in Michgan University.
      Why don’t you ask your self, if your brain cells are functioning?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    matalino senador pa namn si defensor kung di dahil sa kanya di napasa r.h bill mabuhay ka” defensor ikaw lang bumangga sa  cbcp bishops na salot sa pilipinas!!gus2 gawin poultry ng batang hubo ang pilipinas!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mia.abaroa Mia Roselle Tan Abaroa

    Pinoy talaga oh, kung makacomment kala mo naman me sinabi talaga.

    What matters is her sickness, idamay ba nman ang utak?

    You have all no right to badmouth her. isipin nyo na lang kung kayo yung ginaganito ng ibang tao behind your back, what will you feel?

    Wag mo gawin sa iba ang ayaw mong gawin ng iba sayo.

    Hay.

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

    If she has a Chronic bone marrow disorder,then it was just a coincidence that they discovered it! It has nothing to do with her “mild stroke” na sinasabi.This can be possibly curable with the modern treatment like stem cell therapy.Parang di ko agad maubos maisip na ang low blood count can be a factor of stroke.She must have “microcytic hypochromic anemia” at her blood condition due to genetic faulty production of her blood in bone marrow but her “outburst” is an emotional state that is unrelated in bone marrow! Kaya at the first place,sinabi ko na agad na i-check ang Thyroid and Adrenal.Let her reduce from her weight and check the circulating renin in her body kasi mataas ang diastolic.Her high blood can be control by Angiotensin II inhibitors.Bed rest lang ang katapat nyan! Just a piece of my advise.



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