By Raïssa Robles
There you go.
This might be the unbeatable dream team:
Senator Miriam Santiago for President
Benigno Aquino III for Vice-President
But Santiago has to hold on until the day of her proclamation by Congress in June 2016.
This pairing would work for those who want PNoy to become president again. And for Santiago, this would be a chance for her to become President even only for a short time – something she was denied in 1992.
I know there are serious issues about her mental health. But such issues will no longer come into play with her Stage 4 cancer. Assuming she lasts until June 2016.
The race just got more interesting.
Even with cancer, Santiago still considers running for president
By Maila Aiger
MANILA, Philippines– Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Wednesday said she would announce her presidential bid when she gets well next month.
Santiago disclosed at a press conference that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer as of last week.
“’Pag galing ko (When I get healed) next month…I’m going to announce my presidential candidacy,” she said.
Asked if she was serious with her presidential bid, the senator made no categorical answer and instead pointed out the “mess” brought about by the Disbursement of Acceleration Program controversy.
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Paolo A says
If there’s one good reason to amend the Constitution, this is it: than the president and vice president should be barred from running again for a lower position after their terms end.
..the three branches of gov’t are playing POKEr, hiding their CARDS…the 4th player the PEOPLE…showing all its cards!
congress wants SC on its JDF card to be revealed…puede ba?
PEOPLE want congress to reveal its cards…puede ba rin?
PEOPLE also wants the executive dept to reveal its cards…kailan kaya? What projects the money went into?
POKEring the PEOPLE nga!
Pres’l legal adviser didn’t know about the DAP! Oooops! ES Ochoa did know? Eeeeps!
Factionalism in there? Are we getting somewhere now?
Don’t release JPE’s mug shots. His lawyers requested the PNP.
Reason used by lawyers: It is cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment etc., by exposing the mug shots to the public.
Anyway Enrile’s identity is known/recognized already [another reason]. Or, there is no related public safety concern [another reason]. He is not yet convicted [another reason].
Mug shots are merely used for record purposes [meaning: not for a necessity for public viewing].
[that’s another reason].
“The PNP-CIDG has yet to issue a statement on the issue.”
Is the request by the lawyers correct? What is the Police Manual on this? Jinggoy and Bong, what say you?
vander anievas says
coming soon the 2nd memoir.
anticipated smooth-sailing exoneration…
The best mugshot i’ve ever seen is that of bong revilla – the panday is smiling as if he doesn’t know its meaning.
vander anievas says
the smiles are premeditated.
that is for a coming soon blockbuster.
it’s a film in the making with the cameras rolling anywhere he went before and during his arrest.
every second and minute of his life is a movie.
all he wants is to entertain.
entertain the gullibles.
and take away their few cents.
It’s like saying if Miriam dies or incapacitated Pnoy would be the President…It’s along shot but because people loves Pnoy I think they will vote for them.
You are exactly correct on that [email protected] Prospective in effect. Doctrine of ‘Operative Fact.’ [Page 85, No. 6, SC Decision]
Sec. Coloma says the public should avoid speculations…guessing to play blame game. Who brought the DAP issue to the SC? ‘Di ba speculators? As the 9 Petitioners.
PNoy is not to be blamed. He is the president. The SC already said on that –
“Anent the principle of public accountability being transgressed
because the adoption and implementation of the DAP constituted an
assumption by the Executive of Congress’ power of appropriation, we have
already held that the DAP and its implementing issuances were policies and
acts that the Executive could properly adopt and do in the execution of the
GAAs to the extent that they sought to implement strategies to ramp up or
accelerate the economy of the country.” Page 85, Decision.
‘the Executive could properly adopt and do in the execution xxx’ on the DAP etc. Thus, PNoy has no liability, criminal or civil and not even administratively. Even after his presidency. But what about aaBad and others? No. They are not included in that sense or intended meaning by the Decision of the SC.
That is very clear from the Decision’s quoted Paragraph.
…btw, and impeaching PNoy may be a futile work if that quoted Paragraph of the Decision holds any strength.
drill down says
unless there are more DAP-like maneuvers available that can be made in order to stimulate the lawmakers again.
and stimulate the economy, too, as a side effect.
vander anievas says
i recall tuloy her promise of jumping off an airplane if erap is convicted of plunder.
and she did not. all of us were told she lied.
she is one hot-headed person.
it’s not a quality in my opinion of a good leader esp of an immature citizenry.
she is not only a hot-tempered person, sorry to say, i think medyo may loose screws din siya.
ang hindi ko pa rin makakalimutan ay ang pagkampi niya sa isa pang mali noong impeachment ni TJ.
she is not reliable.
imo, wala siyang cancer. hehehe.
she wants a repeat of her own history, the trivial quote, “I LIED!” that was… LOL
A senator to jump off from a flying airplane? Sus! hahaha The thinking people did not believe that. I never gave it importance until it was done. You are right she goes out of temper like a kettle boiling and overflowing.
You could be right, she has really no cancer. Lying again. But if she gets it?
Who would be reliable and a good material for president then? Vice P.? Do you have names?
vander anievas says
namamana pa rin ako.
pero tandem nina duterte at Pnoy ang pinag-iisipan ko ngayon…
Do not become serious! That will be the HEAVENLY TEAM!
vander anievas says
do-30 will send them crooks either to heaven or to hell.
good for them.
no more rodents and roaches to be afraid of.
and no more agonizing moments in the scorching cells.
i presume it is really cool in the havens…
leona, if miriam gets cancer, then she got her wish. she’s happy.
kaduda-duda may cancer daw siya, stage 4 pa. stage 4 cancer is well established and yet she cannot tell the size of the cancer and where in the lung it is, whether in the upper lobe or lower lobe. she cannot even tell about her pulmonary function test, how diminished her volume capacity is and what is being done to address it. all she’s saying is the ‘magic tablets’ that will surely cure her of cancer and in 6months, she will announce her candidacy.
by magic tablets, I think she means medicinal marijuana and is probably taking higher dose than usual kaya, medyo may loose screw siya ngayon on top of her previously loose screws.
vander, your memory is good and lot better than miriam’s.
[email protected]…’di kaya those ‘magic tablets’ are part of the gimmick to be used and after 6 months ‘of curing [daw] she’s cured na!, thus afterwards an announcement! hahaha LIED again! The ‘lied-votes’ is Phase 1.
Hell-bent [so to say] to make that dream COME TRUE…the presidency. Phase 2
Phase 3 – residency in Malacanang at last! Beautiful.
we are wizing up to miriam. and I’ll only believe she is cured of cancer if X-ray evidence is submitted, preferably two sets of X-ray, before and after. lung cancer should show on baseline or initial X-ray, its size and location on both apical and lateral X-rays. follow up X-ray taken 6months later, when compared side to side with initial X-ray, should show that the cancer found on initial X-ray is not present in the follow up X-ray. it’s gone, not there anymore. only then can we safely say she is cured of cancer.
possible she really has no cancer.