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Yes why not. But I don't think she will run anymore after her defeat to Fidel Ramos in the 1992 polls. And until this day, Miriam still hates FVR and Ronnie Puno, whom she accused of rigging the votes.
Didn't she actually win the 1992 presidential election but she was cheated and Ramos was proclaimed. Does the Sulo Hotel group headed by ronnie puno ring a bell?
Would I vote for her? Yes, in a heartbeat. She ran on an anti-corruption platform in 1992 and the idealistic youth rallied behind her. Up to now, many believe she really won.
Oh absolutely, I will participate in absentee voting ulit if she will run. Sure trapo at balimbing sya. But so what? Sino ba ang hindi? Si Cory nga naging parausan ng kung sino sinong nasa puder (kaya pala lahi ng mga put@ ang aquino), pero ano ba nagawa nya? Palobohin yung utang natin? Payamanin ang mga oligarchs? Sobrang hina nya na leader kay ilang coup attempts nagkaroon sa pamumuno nya.
Ang kelangan natin leader na matalino matapang at matatag. Yung hindi basta basta pwede i-sway ng oposition. Lalong lalo na yang mga militante sa congresso na wala naman ibang alam gawin kundi gamitin pork barrel nila para magmobilisa ng mga rally. Dapat yung kakatakutan naman para sumonod at ng hindi maging tatamad tamad lang. Dami daming cabinet members at mga heads ng kung ano anong comittee na puros pagpapalaki lang naman betl0g ginagawa. Dapat din hindi takot banggain ang simbahan. Wala na ngang naiaambang ang RCC sa revenue ng bansa, sila pa itong makapal ang mukha kung makapagmando sa presidente at mga gumagawa ng batas. Someone na mataas ang standard at galit sa mga ta-t@nga t@nga sa hanay nya, anak ng kamote, ilang beses na tayong napapahiya sa kapalpakan ng gobyerno?
Tama na kasi yang mga mapalabok at mabulaklak na salita. Hindi naman pinabuti ang bansa natin ng mga salitang "Demokrasya" "kalayaan" "Dangal" "Pagkakaisa" "Taong bayan!" na yan. Matatag na pinuno kelangan natin para magayos ng pagpapatakbo ng bansa. Hindi isang knight in shining armor on a white horse na magliligtas sa masang tatamad tamad.
Definitely I'll vote for her. Sana nga tumakbo siya ulit sa pagka-Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas.
sagana siya sa utak eh. aside from that, maalam siya talaga sa batas. mukhang malayo mararating ng bansa pag mga katulad niya ang ihalal sa mataas na puwesto.
allergic ang masa sa mga disciplinarian o kaya matatalinong leader. ang gusto nila ay ano.. well, yun nga.
Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation
Santiago was appointed by President Corazon Aquino as Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation in 1988, and gave her the mission of cleansing this notoriously corrupt commission. She served in that capacity until 1989. During that time, she earned the Ramon Magsaysay Award for a graft-busting record as commissioner.
Santiago then rose to the challenge. In her tenure as Commissioner of Immigration, she ordered raids on criminal syndicates and fake passport creators; prosecuted foreign criminals engaged in the pedophile industry; smuggling of illegal aliens, including prostitutes; import and export of illicit firearms and dangerous drugs; and even the operatives of the Yakuza.
Almost every week, the media were full of Santiago's successful exploits against criminal syndicates. At this point, she earned the wrathful resentment of politicians who are patrons and maybe benefactors of certain syndicates; When a congressman delivered a privilege speech against her for a raid that arrested foreign pedophiles occupying a village in his district, Santiago called him, "Fungus Face". She also received threats because of the raids and told the media, "I eat death threats for breakfast".
Secretary of Agrarian Reform
Impressed with her performance in the CID, President Aquino appointed Santiago as Secretary of Agrarian Reform in 1989. The president ordered her “to put everything in place, institute reforms and help plug loopholes in the present agrarian reform law.”
Miriam lost no time in overhauling the department’s policies. She instituted three major policies in agrarian reform. First, to concretize the basic philosophy of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), she stressed that all doubts on the inclusion of lands in the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) should be resolved in favor of inclusion.
Second, under her term, the DAR policy was to prefer the contract-growing principle over the lease-back arrangement, particularly with respect to corporate farms or plantations. Under the lease-back arrangement, the tiller would end up as the lessor who receives rent and remains a mere laborer of multinational corporations. In contrast, the principle of land to the tillers would still be practiced under the contract-growing scheme. The contract grower would have a say on how much would be produced and in marketing the produce.
Third and most important, under her term, the DAR shifted its land acquisition thrust from the voluntary offer-to-sell (VOS) scheme to compulsory acquisition of lands to hasten the pace of the CARP.
The VOS scheme implemented during her predecessor’s term was riddled with anomalies and corruption. Miriam assumed her duties when the DAR was being rocked by the highly controversial and fraudulent Garchitorena land deal. The former agrarian reform secretary was forced to resign due to the scandal. One of Miriam’s first acts as agrarian reform secretary was to halt all land transactions under the VOS method, and order the investigation of all past and pending transactions.
Miriam sent Notices of Compulsory Acquisition to big landowners, including relatives of President Aquino, forcing them to sell some 5,000 hectares of land in northern Tarlac province.
Miriam’s boldest move as agrarian reform secretary was to ask President Aquino to inhibit herself from deliberations of the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) on the stock distribution scheme of Hacienda Luisita. The president was the chairperson of PARC, while Santiago was its vice chairperson.
The Cojuangcos availed themselves of the CARP’s stock-transfer option scheme allowing the President’s family to distribute shares of stocks to the Cojuangco corporation instead of distributing land titles from the estate. Critics decried the scheme, saying it allowed the owners to retain control of the estate.
Miriam endorsed to Congress an alternative “people’s agrarian reform program” (Parcode) drafted by the Congress for People’s Agrarian Reform, a coalition of farmers’ groups including the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the conservative Federation of Free Farmers (FFF). She said the Parcode was a “superior piece of legislation” and “rational, highly logical, and consistent.” The Parcode put land retention limits to five hectares. Under the CARL, the retention limit was 11 hectares, which virtually exempted 75% of all agricultural lands from land reform. Miriam’s endorsement was hailed by farmers’ organizations.
In 1992, I believe, she WON in the VOTING but LOST in the CANVASSING.
I voted/campaigned for her every time she ran and still have not found enough reason not to in case she runs again.
I may not always agree with her politics all the time but at least her actions or omissions ultimately still make sense compared to most clowns who masquerade as statesmen.
1988 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service from the Philippines. As commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation, Miriam Defensor-Santiago set out to show that a “traditionally corrupt government agency can be reformed.” With breathtaking decisiveness, she threw out the fixers, transferred suspected bribe-takers from sensitive positions, and filed administrative charges against corrupt employees. She swept away corruption-breeding disorder and red tape. She declared war on crime syndicates and exposed drug pushers, pedophiles, gunrunners, and passport forgers. At the same time, she inaugurated streamlined, “user-friendly” immigration procedures to eliminate the need for fee-charging intermediaries. She set up an Express Lane Service, the surcharge for which now provides bonuses and overtime pay for her staff. And she lobbied for higher employee salaries. Santiago is an expert on constitutional and international law. She was elected to the Philippine Senate and served as a senator from 1995 to 2001; 2004-2010 and 2010 to present.
We dont need a prince charming on a white horse. Wala namang silbi yang mga prinsipyo prinsipyo na yan. Kaput@han lang yan para sakin. Ang mga taong mapri-prinsipyo sa gobyerno ay wala naman ginagawa kundi magingay lang. What we need are people willing to throw their feet on someone's @ss. Kelangan mataas ang standard at maikli pasensya sa mga tat@nga t@nga at tamad. Kaya pathetic na lang lagi serbisyo ng gobyerno eh. Tsaka kelangan katatakutan din naman. Kung mahina ang leader, pyesta lang lagi ang mga komunista.
Si BF madami ding tinaggap na batikos, pero sa lahat ng naging MMDA chair sya lang ang may pinakamaraming innovations sa pagaayus ng metro manila. Dati ang marikina pugad ng mga rapist, look how he turned it around. Pag pumunta ka sa city hall dun, todo asikaso mga tao sayo. Bakit? Kasi pag tatamad tamad at di maayos mga empleyado dun, binibilad nya sa araw ng magsipagtanda. Yan ang kelangan natin.
Since he was Cory's preferred heir to the throne, it is not surprising that the administration will use its machineries to put Ramos in the palace.
Miriam of course did not take it lightly. She staged a hunger strike inside a hospital. Well people were not somehow amused and still tagged as a retard.
3 years later, she was invited to be part of the senatorial slate in an opposition party against the Lakas Laban Coalition. This was the time that Bongbong Marcos became the first victim of the Dagdag Bawas counting.
She ran again for presidency in 98 but lost to Estrada.
Miriam Santiago - Prexy
Narisco Santiago - Executive Secretary
Benjanim Santiago - Defense Minister
WTF .... hindi pa ba kayo nasusuka sa koruption ng mga Santiago?!?
Mas pupusta ako sa siraulong matalino at masipag magtrabaho kesa sa bobo na hangang demokrasya at prinsipyong kaput@han lang.
Kelangan nating yung medyo dictator naman ang approach sa pagpapatakbo. Aanhin ko yang mga prinsipyong kaput@han na yan? pwede ko ba yan pangkiskis ng pw!t?
Bayani Fernando, diktador sa marikina. pag di maayos mga empleyado ng city hall binibilad sa araw ng magsipag tanda. End result? Mahusay at magagalang ang mga nagtratrabaho sa city hall ng marikina. Mula sa pagiging rape capital ng metro manila, naging model city. As MMDA chair, nilinis mga sagabal dyan sa bangketa. Nagkaroon ng mga convenient na foot bridge. Di nakinig sa batikos, nagtrabaho lang
Rudy Duterte, Diktador, palamura, asal siga, nananakot pa na mamamaril ng magkakamaling maligaw ng pusher sa lugar nya. Pero tignnan nyo naman davao, ang linis, ang ganda at me disiplina mga tao.
Mga ganyang tao kelangan natin. At hindi yung mga makabayan, makamasa, makadyos, makakalikasan na kaput@han na yan.
mihirap nang sobrang talino kasi kahit mali pinalusutan