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‘I’ve licked cancer, I may run for president’ – Santiago

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago announced on Wednesday that she has overcome her lung cancer and now considering running for president in 2016.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Defensor-Santiago’s bill to teach students to fight abuse


Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is pushing for the passage of a measure that would arm children with the information they need to prevent their being exploited.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sona 2014: Who will be the no-shows?

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Who will miss President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address this year? Four senators, one is sick while three others are in jail, and an annoyed member of the House Representatives.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer berated by Senator Santiago new Comelec exec

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Remember the private prosecutors Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago gave a dressing down to during the impeachment trial of then Chief Justice Renato Corona?

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cancer-stricken Santiago takes leave to seek treatment in US

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. FILE PHOTO BY JOSEPH VIDAL / PRIB

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago formally informed the Senate on Friday about her plan to seek medical treatment abroad, saying she would either “rise victorious” from cancer after six weeks or come back to the country in a “horizontal position.”

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »