Miriam for president in 2016

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

Sen. Miriam Santiago

Senator Miriam Santiago’s announcement that she might run for president in 2016 seemed to have lessened some more the chances of Vice President Jejomar Binay from being a runaway winner in the 2016 presidential election, considering that he has been topping the surveys.

I say some more because the people who are perceptive and discerning enough watching the Senate probe live on TV about the corruption allegedly committed by the Binays in Makati, significantly one of which is the scandalously high-priced parking building, would know that somehow honesty and integrity are not values close to the hearts of this political family.

In the same manner that I had been expressing my disgust, and will continue to do so, about the attitude and manner the vice president projects himself as a leader and the political dynasty he is creating, I also had been critical about Miriam in some of my blogs, but, admittedly, complimentary in others, where I found her to be deserving of it.

I could never utter laudatory words for any Binay, much more for the vice president who is seeking the presidency of the country and who seems to be favored by PNoy himself, the Aquino sisters and their relatives by virtue of Binay’s association with Cory Aquino.

Added to it is that Binay has never been a thorn in PNoy’s neck.

But recent events like the Makati corruption probe under the leadership of the Binays, has proven me right about my thoughts and impression of Jejomar Binay.

This will not, however, pull down the standing of Binay in the presidential polls, for others will be quick to claim that Binay’s destruction is politically motivated since those in the forefront of the investigation – Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes – are themselves presidential aspirants.

Thus, Miriam’s entry into the presidential foray in 2016 is a welcome announcement as it could seriously give Binay a run for his money.

If the most respected Constitutionalist, Fr. Joaquin Bernas, is urging Miriam to run for president in 2016, now that she is well into recovery from cancer, wouldn’t be that a better option compared to the rest of the presidentiables?

Whether Bernas was saying it in jest or in all seriousness, does not really matter. The fact is that Miriam is an alternative presidential candidate worth considering.

Miriam has been maligned by critics for being off her rocker.

Well, presidents in this country have come and gone and all proclaiming themselves sound in body and mind.

And, look where we are today?

So, why not try Miriam?

One thing sure is that she will not allow the PDAF scammers to go scot-free, especially Juan Ponce Enrile, but unlike Binay who has Enrile and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada as party mates, Miriam will surely continue what PNoy has started – going after the corrupt in public service – and making the wheels of justice run faster.

Besides, what this country really needs is a competent and fiery president and that spells:

M I R I A M.

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4 comments on “Miriam for president in 2016

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  2. penpowersong says:

    Kung si Miriam ang Presidente…
    ni Apolinario Villalobos

    Hindi na kailangan pang dugtungan ng apelyido
    Ang pangalang Miriam na binanggit sa titulo
    Nag-iisa lang siya sa larangan ng pulitika
    Isang matapang at matalinong Ilongga.

    Nakilala siya sa walang tapang na pananalita
    Walang pinipili, basta’t nagkamali ay tinitira
    Kahit sa harap ng kamera o mikropono
    Salitang bibitiwa’y tatama…sigurado!

    Walang takot sa mga banta sa kanyang buhay
    Noon pa man daw, handa siyang mamatay
    At huwag na huwag daw siyang tatakutin
    Dahil ang bala ay kanyang kinakain!

    Ganyan katapang si Miriam Defensor-Santiago
    Minsan nang tumakbo noon sa pagkapangulo
    Subali’t dahil sa karamdamang lumala daw
    Sa karerang umiinit sana, siya’y bumitaw.

    Siya ay nagpahiwatig uli ng interes na panibago
    Na sa 2016 eleksiyon, tatakbo bilang pangulo
    Isang Constitutionalist sa kanya’y nag-udyok
    Upang ang hamong ito’y kanyang masubok!

    Kung siya ay maging Presidente, aasahan ko na
    Ang mga tiwali na sa gobyerno’y naglilipana
    Siguradong mapapalis ng walang pasubali
    Dahil noon pa’y, galit siya sa mga mali!

    At siyempre pa, mga bulwagan ng Malacaῆan
    Ay sisigabo na sa matutunog na halakhakan
    Mga Miriam jokes ay siguradong aalagwa
    Upang dadalo sa miting ay di manawa!

    Maibabalik kaya niya ang parusang kamatayan?
    Mapapabilis kaya, mga natenggang paglilitis?
    Bababa kaya ang mga presyo sa palengke?
    Bababa rin kaya ang lahat ng pamasahe?

    Mababawi kaya ang Sabah mula sa Malaysia?
    Marerespeto na rin kaya ang Pilipinas ng Tsina?
    Ang oil deregulation kaya ay bibigyang pansin?
    At presyo kaya ng bigas ay maibababa na rin?

    Mga relokasyong tirahan kaya’y matatapos na?
    Pati na nabinbing tulay, eskwelaha’t kalsada?
    Tanggal rin kaya, mga kapit-tukong opisyal?
    Mga pasakit sa mga Pilipino na kay tagal?

    Sa dami ng mga gagawin ni Presidente Miriam
    Sana nama’y hindi bumalik, mga dinaramdam
    Mga sakit na sa katawan ay magpapagupo
    Huwag naman sana, upang di siya sumuko!

    • quierosaber says:

      Thanks so much for this enlightening poem about Miriam. Had it posted on FB for people to ponder about. It’s about time we start believing in Miriam. She has got balls more than those in the opposite sex contesting the presidency.

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