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De Lima: ‘There is only one Miriam Santiago’

/ 10:31 AM October 15, 2015
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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER.net file photo

They may not belong to the same political party but Liberal Party senatorial bet and former Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima only has kind words for Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago who has expressed her desire to run for president in next year’s polls.

In her keynote speech in the Philippine Judges Association (PJA) event on Thursday, de Lima said that Defensor-Santiago is irreplaceable.

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The PJA was to induct Santiago to its hall of fame.

“I was often asked if I will replace Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago in the Senate. I say she cannot be replaced. There is only one Miriam Santiago,” de Lima said.

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She also lauded Defensor-Santiago for supposedly starting the tradition of strong women leaders in the country.

“Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago is the model of fearless women. She started tradition of fearless women when she ate ‘death threats for breakfast,’” the former Justice secretary said.

Santiago on Tuesday announced her desire to run for president, saying that the Philippines will become better if she becomes the next chief executive.  IDL

READ: Miriam Santiago will run for president in 2016 | Palace welcomes Santiago’s entry in presidential derby

 

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