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Bongbong Marcos Solemnly Respects the Iron Lady’s Memory Contrary to the Political Priest

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos, the late Miriam Defensor-Satiago’s running mate in the May 2016 polls which is the Iron Lady of Asia’s last electoral bid in public service pays homage to her memory during her first death anniversary. Former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, and Davao City Mayor Sara Cario are also there. Presiding priest Fr. Virgilio Ojoy, a close friend of Santiago’s, said he misses the former senator. He can’t help but make reference to the drug war campaign despite the occasion.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: The sister of the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Len Defensor, thanked her sister’s family, doctors, staff, and supporters who stood by the lawmaker until her death.



Only the Priest is Political

Father Ojoy said; “I miss Miriam… I wonder what she would say amid all the extrajudicial killings,” he said. Santiago’s sister Linnea Defensor-Evangelista conveys her appreciation for plans to confer the Quezon Service Cross on the late Senator. “Nobody deserves it more,” she added. The Quezon Service Cross is the highest award the nation accords public servants.




Marcos’ is more Personal

Marcos said that he misses Santiago “not just in the Senate but talking to her.” He sits next to the President’s daughter, Mayor Sara Carpio. The priest cannot seem to find the right venue to express his belief on alleged EJKs blamed to the President now, just like during the Marcos regime.



Solemn Event

Family and friends of late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago commemorate her first death anniversary. They are missing the “Iron Lady of Asia” amid a critical time in the country’s history.  Loved ones, former colleagues, and supporters gather at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City for a mass and tribute.








Brilliance and Bravery

Santiago passed away last year in her sleep at the age of 71. This was after a two-year fight with lung cancer. Santiago was best known for her legal brilliance. She had an unrelenting stance against corruption. She was the first Filipino appointed to the UN-backed International Criminal Court, which tries government leaders.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/29/17/remembering-miriam-family-friends-mark-1st-death-anniversary-of-the-iron-lady




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Jun Santiago, Husband of Bongbong Marcos’s Running Mate Now PDu30’s Revenue Adviser

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

It is crucial in the President’s administration that he appoints trusted people to make his job easier. He found one in the Revenue Department. It is in the person of the husband of the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Bongbong Marcos’ running mate. Narciso or Jun Santiago, Jr. serves in the same position under the Arroyo administration.






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[VIDEO]: Jun Santiago, the late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s husband, says she should have been honored when she was still alive and not after she died.



Presidential Appointee

The President appoints the husband of the late Senator Miriam as one of his advisers. Jun Santiago is now a presidential adviser for revenue enhancement. The position has an undersecretary. He was appointed last March 2 but announced only recently.




Santiago’s Credentials

Santiago holds the same post under former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2004 to 2010. He has served as undersecretary for interior and local government also under the Estrada administration. USEC Jun has extensive experience in his field and his wife’s alliance with Bongbong Marcos who found favor in the president’s eyes just made him very appropriate for the job during this sensitive period in the Du30 administration.




Du30-Marcos Tandem Evident

In spite not physically having Bongbong Marcos in the Vice Presidential seat, it seems like the government’s direction is functioning following the Du30-Marcos tandem. These things are still rumors at the moment but as the saying goes; when there’s smoke, there’s fire – it’s likely that Bongbong Marcos is not as quiet as he seems nowadays.






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Tribute to the Good Wife

The new Revenue Adviser on the other hand who wishes that people’s act of kindness to his late wife can be much appreciated when she was still alive – rather than after death can be certain that he has full support from pro-administration camps regardless of their political affiliation.




http://www.rappler.com/nation/164051-duterte-appointment-narciso-jun-santiago-adviser

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Voicing your Own Mind is not a Crime: Miriam Defensor Santiago


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
This is a video of the two feuding Philippine senators – Juan Ponce Enrile walking out on Miriam Defensor Santiago while passionately addressing her getting punished for the way she thinks. Is it a crime expressing your interpretation of the law based on facts? The outspoken lady senator may be too direct in her opinions but she’s actually the one who’s making a lot of sense in the senate. Watch this:

Miriam blasts Enrile for ‘insulting’ her ABS-CBN NEWS [1/26/10]


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She is such a brave soul criticizing a very powerful political figure and her own Godfather during her wedding! It’s really different when you are not anymore running for office and just spending your remaining time in the position to correct things. This is a very noble act from Senator Santiago. May her legacy live forever.

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The Janet Napoles Saga


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By: Elena Grace Flores

English: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago
English: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I heard over the radio that the most awaited interrogation of Janet Lim Napoles, a Filipino businesswoman who allegedly masterminded the 100 billion pork barrel scam happened just recently – and the outspoken Senator, Miriam Defensor Santiago, has done her best to squeeze Napoles out for some juices but she continually invoked her right to self incrimination by keeping mum about the allegations. Should she confess? Read this blog:

A call for Napoles to start her confession

by: quierosaber

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has recently suggested that Janet Lim-Napoles should start confessing truthfully everything she knows about the controversial P10-billion pork barrel fund scam, in view of the supposed threat on her life due to her knowledge on the alleged involvement of powerful people. http://quierosaber.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/a-call-for-napoles-to-start-her-confession/



Now I understand why she went to the trial without a lawyer. This is some sort of strategy to delay or even avoid the process. Nevertheless, she can’t still sleep at night and her fluctuating heart beat and blood pressure continue. Is this not enough torture? Maybe not for splurging the money owned by the impoverished Filipino tax payers – but what can we expect to come out from this? Any views?


 

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