Globally-known personality Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has decided to once again go after the presidency 14 years after she first ran in the 1992 presidential elections. Armed with unquestionable record and brilliance in government service, Santiago wants to end her political career by bagging the biggest prize in politics: presidency of the Philippines.
Here are 10 reasons you should pick Santiago as your president.
1. The epitome of “Bayan Muna Bago Sarili”
A year after revealing that she had stage 4 lung cancer in 2014, Santiago confidently announced she had already beaten cancer and had plans of running for the nation’s highest office. Seeking the presidency is something a cancer survivor wouldn’t normally do as the job entails a lot of stress as well as physical and mental work. With her decision to join the 2016 presidential race, Santiago has certainly proven that she puts the country ahead of herself.
2. Worked in the three branches of the government
In all the three branches of the government—judicial, legislative, and executive, Santiago has displayed nothing but unquestionable professional excellence. She served as the presiding judge of Regional Trial Court at Quezon City in the judicial branch. Meanwhile, she worked as an immigration commissioner as well as Agrarian reform secretary in the executive branch. In the legislative branch, Santiago has served three terms in the senate.