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Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday welcomed a German think tank’s analysis that there won’t be any true progress in the Philippines unless the country’s political dynasties are dismantled.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago: Metro Manila ‘seat of most atrocious corruption’

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday called for an end to a “vicious cycle of corruption” in the country, describing Metro Manila as the “seat of the most atrocious corruption.”

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks more money to fight drug smuggling

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill seeking the allocation of P165 million over the next three years to the Department of National Defense, the Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Coast Guard to beef up border security operations and prevent the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aid to poor should be coursed through health centers, not legislators—Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill she believed would help solve senators and congressmen’s problem about letting go of their pork barrel as a means to help their poor constituents’ need for immediate medical assistance

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago: ‘I’m tired’

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite her bravado and sharp tonque that can make mincemeat of her political adversaries, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago admitted on Friday that she was “tired”.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘I’m not gay,’ Lacson denies anew

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Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson denied anew Friday that he’s gay as he threatened to tell the “cruel truth” about Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago if the feisty lawmaker spreads “lies” about him.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago suffers ‘mild stroke’

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has been advised by her doctors to “disengage from politics” after she allegedly suffered from a “mild stroke” Wednesday, a statement from her office said on Thursday.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santiago wants college degree enshrined in Constitution for elected officials

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago believes that a college degree should be a requirement enshrined in the Constitution for elected officials.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In boxing or sexy legs bout, Santiago ready to face foes

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago challenged her foes on Friday to a debate, boxing and even to a contest of who has the most beautiful legs.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago seeks COA probe of govt savings

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has formally asked the Commission on Appointments to look into the alleged widespread abuse of government’s savings amid controversy involving the Senate’s own budget.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santiago asks for Senate probe into dumping of US Navy toxic waste

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has asked the Senate to look into what could be a breach of the Visiting Forces Agreement in light of the alleged dumping of toxic wastes in Philippine waters by a private logistics handler contracted by the US Navy.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago warns ‘common candidates’: Watch your back

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

The phenomenon of the administration coalition and the nominally oppositionist United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) fielding common candidates is an indication of the public’s low estimation of today’s crop of politicians, according to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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