Santiago back in attack mode as she calls detractors ‘gay’, stupid’

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago attacked her political enemies anew on Friday, calling one “gay” and “stupid.”

“Kung hindi lang matanda yan, suntukin ko yan ngayon [If only he isn’t old, I would have hit him now],” Santiago said in Filipino at the annual convention of the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines held at the Manila Hotel on Friday.

She did not name names but before making the remarks, she again talked about her allegation involving the alleged anomalous disbursement of funds in the Senate now being headed by Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile.

She referred to this person as the only one that has a port in the Philippines.

“They got P2 million this Christmas. They did not even give it to the poor. They gifted themselves, their luxuries, their mistresses,” she said,
eliciting laughter from the audience.

“And to those involved in smuggling, when the Supreme Court ruled against freeports and smuggling. You, Subic Bay, close shop but until now there is still smuggling in one port,” she said.

“In the whole Philippines, in the whole archipelago, he’s the only person who has a port where smuggling takes place. Is that our leader?”

“And he’s not even contented with himself. He even now has a junior. Imagine?”

Enrile’s son, Cagayan Representative Juan Ponce-Enrile Jr., is running for the Senate in the upcoming May elections.

Santiago then went on attacking another unnamed person, whom she initially described as one belonging to the “third sex.”

But the senator described this second unnamed person as the one who had questioned the use of Senate funds to pay the rent of her office.

It was only Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson who had openly questioned Santiago over her the use of funds for her office.

But Santiago said the Senate allowed them to use their funds to pay for the rent of their offices because their offices in the chamber were too small to accommodate their staff.

“I then asked this gay person, what did you do with the money allotted for the office. Do you mean that if you have a staff of 40 people, you would put them in a small space in the Senate office because we don’t have a Senate building, we are also renting,” she said.

“You aren’t renting. Where did you put the money that’s supposed to pay for the rent, in your pocket? You are pretending to be brave,” Santiago said.

And to her detractors, Santiago said she wasn’t afraid, wasn’t afraid of anyone because she wasn’t hiding anything from the public.

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  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    banat miriam!  naloka na talaga! hahahaha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RVERYUPGBL4EHNMB2QNIQTFS4 Boying

    SUSME UMARANGKADA NA NAMAN SI BRENDAMAGE. PORKE NAHULI KA NA KUNYARI E GRAFT FIGHTER E YUN PALA KURAP DIN!! PWE!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

      yun lang pag nag spech na c merriam brain damage na agad kasi style ni lacson pinulis di nga makapunta sa US may kaso sya doon

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C7OYO4NJW6VOFWAR6TSLORRSZI Jakob

        Ano daw O_o
        LOL!

  • Josef Paul

    Ang problema hindi mo sinasagot yung tanong ni Lacson kung bakit uupahan mo ang sarili mong bahay. Kung kurap siya, kurap ka din mas lalo pa. Tang Na may tama na sa tuktok itong si Brenda. 

    • Sandy Bulet

      Ang pinag uusapan dito allowed daw silang umupa. So kung ganon, kung may building ka naman na pwedeng gawing opisina na mas secured kesa umupa sa ibang building na hindi sayo, bakit naman hindi pwede? tama lang ang ginawa nya.

      • wakats

        Sandy, for delikadeza – which brenda has none, she should not rent her own building and pay for the groceries of her husband…..

      • Josef Paul

        wakats, walang utak yang si sandy, utak lamok yan. wag ng patulan mana kay brenda. hahaha

      • Josef Paul

        ISA KA PA. TANG NA mo kaya nagkakaroon ng corruption because there’s conflict of interest. Sure, it’s legal, but is it moral? HAHAHA

      • Sweet Disguised

        Mas Ungas ka. Di ka naman nag tatrabaho dun ah..As if News will tell us Page 1 to 100 of their problems.

      • Josef Paul

        Ang layo ng hirot mo TANG NA mo BOBO ka talaga

    • jack0fAlltrade

      ungas ka! di ka nagbabasa at nanonood ng balita! nasagot na yan sa headstart ni karen, humingi sya ng advice at pinayagan siya ng senate secretary na uupa sa sarili nyang building…

      • Josef Paul

        TANG NA mo kaya nagkakaroon ng corruption because there’s conflict of interest. Sure, it’s legal, but is it moral? HAHAHA

      • Josef Paul

        Besides, pera ng bayan yun dapat hindi sya sa Senate Secretary humingi ng permiso. IKAW ANG UNGAS. Umaangal sya ng hindi sya na bigyan ng pera na marami ngayon naman pag pabor sa kanya wala siyang angal.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

      ano sumapalpal ka ano nagbubukas kasi ng bunganag mo bago mag isip parang si abnoy! nasagot na nga e! di ka ba nakikinig? bobo

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    ginagawa ng iba ginawa ko rin ano kasalanan ko ..he he he pwedi rin kung hinde nahuhuli..at pwedi daw sabi ng staff no ba yan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    name calling is the lowest form of “argument”. miriam has succumbed to such tactic. she’s running out of logical arguments/defenses.

    • Sandy Bulet

      again?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXCIZ3GD4CSNVVIUIVYX6VC4KI Apolinario

    Wawa naman si Jackie di na makakalusot sa senado.

  • riza888

    What a bigot…
    Another fine example that money and power can’t buy class.

  • joerizal

    Isama niyo yan sa debate nila Erap at Lim…sa mental hospital!!

  • Fulpol

    she should change her doctor.. Doctor Espie Cabral is Cardiologist…

    Sen Miriam should seek the help of psychiatrist… perhaps they can consult together with Sereno…

    • Fayha

      ikaw pwede.

  • Fulpol

    there is this “oldie”

    there is this “gay”

    so what is Sen Miriam? “gaydie” ( read: giddy) … hybrid of “gay” and “oldie”

  • i_am_filipino

    Mam, hindi po sya gay, may wife at children po, BI po sya.

    • Sandy Bulet

      ha? what’s the difference?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    philippine politics is going to the dogs. miriam vs lacson & enrile – bakla & stupid; migz calling koko cuckold & abusive, and look at lim & erap -iyakin & mandarambong. WHEN DEBATING AND WALA KA NG ISASAGOT, mudslinging kaagad.
    DAPAT HINDI NA IBOTO ANG BULOK NA KANDIDATO.

  • http://twitter.com/theBlackChamba dim s

    philippine politics at its finest #susmiyo

  • WeAry_Bat

    Let me see…Enrile, Miriam, Lacson…then Lim and Estrada.

    It’s a telenovela. Princess M nasa Apoy ng Langit. Lacsy as Piolo este, actor pala yun, as Sir Chip, Miriam as Miriam and as Princess M, hmm…puro na matanda, hirap ang casting nito…hindi ako matatapos nito, hm..

  • $18209031

    Wala ng ginawa ang mga senatores kundi mag babanat at backstabbing sa kapwang kalaban sa politiko. Hay nako si Miriam naging tagalegleg narin kasama sa mga kurakot dyan.

  • carlorocci

    I miss the old days, where everyone in the senate has respect for each other and intelligent too.

    Go ahead make fun of them as what you did to yourself.
    Poor Senate….. Ohhh… boi…..
    They make Senate a family corporation.
    They make Senate a movie house.
    Poor Philippines…Ohhh….boi….

  • kentohtan

    banatan mo next tym miriam si vice.. na nasa vatican pa din.balita ko umakyat daw sa bubong ng sistine chapel para magpausok.

  • tilamsik

    shameless

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    The burden of proof that Lacson is gay is with Manay. It sounds like Tabloid like discussions but it would be very interesting if they call each other challenge.
    Lacson as gay
    Manay as boxer

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    To: Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago:

    When are you finally leaving the Senate for your transfer to Netherlands’ office of the ICJ?

    I am so eager to know because your rantings are not helping our country. Can you leave earlier? like yesterday?
    Or, are these posturings of yours meant to cover up your failure to earn the post at the ICJ?
    Ano ba ang totoo? Magpakatotoo ka rin, lady senator.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

    We invested our taxpayer money sa mga taong ito and we gave them opportunity para mag-create ng mga laws na makagaganda sa pamumuhay natin lahat. Pero naligo lang sila sa dagat ng pera tapos nagkaroon lang mga super massive ego/pride tapos andaming nagugutom sa atin. Masyado selfish itong mga ito at mga walang konsensiya para ipagkatiwala ang 90 million na tao.

    Freedom of Information bill is a basic need and I think it’s our right as a citizen to know kung paano ginagastos ang tax money namin.

  • Sweet Disguised

    SHE IS MY HERO!!! One thing is for sure : “Do Not F*ck With Her”.

  • JosengSisiw1

    We love you Miriam please open more of the senate’s corruption… and oh, where do you work again?

  • Romeo Godoy Maglunsod

    Nakakatawang isipin na wala ng dignidad ang institusyong gumagawa ng mga batas. Siguro sa baba ng mga kalidad ng mga nakaupo kelangan ni miriam santiago na humanay sa mga mabababang uri ng senador. Pag palagay mo na baliw si miriam sa pagkakaalam nyo. Anu pa sila lacson? enrile? drilon? estrada? cayetano? revilla? Si lacson chief of pulis dati, may nagawa ba siyang batas para mabago ang sistema ng kapulisan? si enrile na may malaking pagawaan at tagabenta ng mga kahoy naiangat ba ang bayan niya na cagayan? si estrada anu ang nagawa sa maraming kalahi niya sa pulitika?

    Ang sa akin lang BALIW man si miriam defensor santiago, mas gugustuhin ko ng BALIW ang nasa senado kung ganyang uri ng mga SENADOR din lang naman ang makikita ko sa senado. Tumatakbo enrile jr. yung addict at hindi pumapasok sa kamara, jv estrada anung gagawin nila mag aaway ng kuya niya sa senado? ang ganda naman ng venue nyo!!! binay anung alam mo??? pero hindi nakapagtataka si NOYNOY nga pinagboboto ninyo kaya lalo nagkaletse letse tayo!!!

    kaya tumahimik na lang kayo at ba yan ninyo MAGSALITA ang BALIW na sinasabi nyo.

  • lolong.buwaya

    round 2??? ilang round naba ito ehehehehehehe go go go!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RRFGBCEJ6OURIE3PW3I5YCH3FQ Hideki

    Magpatayan n lng sana mga pulitiko s pinas …para maubos na sila

  • wakats

    I’ll tip my buli hat to Queen Mirriam if she’ll seriously initiate an investigation on the alleged smuggling in Port Irene, part of the sprawling 54k ha-Cagayan Economic Zone Authority to which the government spent billions annually during its development stage and taken over by the enriles upon its completion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000463788427 Hans Hans

    LOL

  • JosephNess

    ayan…inaatake na naman…ambulance on the alert…baka manigas na naman ito…hahahaha…

  • 33Sambuang2

    linti miriam. bato gid a. kun gusto mo magkusbutay na lang kamo sang buhok. bisan sa up ka pa sang una kag guest speaker ka sa school namon, admire gid ko sa imo. bulok ka man pero sa lugar

  • Abi Abi

    MANAHIMIK NA KAYO MIRRIAM & PING HOY! MAGTRABAHO NA KAYO!

  • Hey_Dudes

    When is this woman leaving for overseas? Is there a reason she isn’t being called yet? Is someone at the world court having second thought?

    • WeAry_Bat

      They think if Miriam can clean the horse stables here, then the rest of world is only a feather duster for her.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C7OYO4NJW6VOFWAR6TSLORRSZI Jakob

        Dream on bro, just dream on.

  • kentjohn

    biraaa nang meriamm

  • leop23

    I like MIriam’s wit

  • $8278216

    Inday Mirriam, hinay-hinay lang basi mag saka liwat bp mo, kinanlan ka pa sa senado para ibulgar ang baho sang mga trapo tulad ni ENRILE, ESTRADA, REVILLA, LACSON, SOTTO ,ETC.,inde ka man perpecto pero mas maayo na ini nga may naga contra sa abi mo mga tag iya sang pilipinas,,,ipa guwa mo ang mga baho nila ispesyali si jpe kag estrda,revilla tungkol sa ficticious foundation nga wala sila inalong-ong KUNO…..

  • clark

    wag nalang pansinin si mirriam may tama ang ulo kya nagkakaganyan,

  • Kapitanbagwis

    Miriam Santiago is sick and a Bi-Polar, No self respecting person will bash her colleague personally. She is using gutter talks to insult Sen Lacson. So whoever believe in what she says is a fool.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Sige, mag-away away na lang kayo. At magtibakan (patayan) na rin kayo para ang mga tulad niyo mabawasan sa ating pulitika. Palitan kayo ng mga ang pag-iisip ay pagpapaunlad ng Lupang Hinirang.

  • julieboy

    GRABE!!!!!Name calling has gone to the gutter,and you will respect legislators like that.Only in the Philippines we have more fun talaga.

  • okabato

    She was not hiding anything to the public because it was already exposed by Lacson. This lady will not be called back by the International Court of Justice as one of the judges, doing so will just heap disrespect and embarassment to the court.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C7OYO4NJW6VOFWAR6TSLORRSZI Jakob

    Naubos na ang galang sa sarili ng mga senador natin, dapat gumaya na lang tayo sa Taiwan na kada may session nagsusuntukan para ma-media man at least nakuha mo ang gusto mong mambugbog!

  • Philcruz

    What’s happening to our country’s politicians and politics? Ugly. It’s a real reality show.

    I think media has something to do with it. All these reality shows, foreign and local, showing all the bad-mouthing and foul-smelling language and hair-pulling stunts .. are subtly influencing our behavior. And the politicians and showbiz people are the first ones to show such despicable un-Filipino behavior.

  • doublecross

    only in the philippines………..
    senate president, a corrupt guy
    senator lacson…..gaylord
    senator sotto, xerox machine
    senator estrada……corrupt official
    v-president, may COA anomaly
    dhl dyan, pera lang yan!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    If Lacson can cover up massacres, will see if he can cover up Sen. Santiago’s mouth. I bet you Lacson will give a rebuttal that Santiago was a man in previous life.

  • Ricardo

    Where are the gay attack dogs who were so quick in criticizing Tin Tin Bersola’s interviewee?

  • mrmkhs1

    Articles like this should be upgraded to the Entertainment section though people like those mentioned are hardly worthy of being thought of as Celebrities.

  • kilabot

    the mark of icc-caliber person.
    not sparing even her peers who commit shenanigans and practicing perverts;
    why can’t she just stay and help clean the govt;

    the country would be truly grateful.

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