10 Heart-Piercing Quotes By Senator Miriam Santiago

Everything she says are so profound that you can collect them and make them into a book.
posted on: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Senator Miriam Santiago announced on Wednesday that she has lung cancer. Upon learning about her condition, she said, “Yes! I got cancer!”

Boy, everything this iron lady says can always be called a quotable quote. There’s so many profound things she said and this list is not sufficient for her quotes.


Here are some heart-piercing quotes by our dear senator:

1. “Maybe they will be happy because on one hand I might die and then they could get rid of me. But on the other hand I might survive and then I will get rid of them.”


A message she said towards her enemies upon disclosing that she has .

2. “I lied.”


One of the lowest points of her career, she said this after Joseph Estrada was kicked from the presidency in 2001. Santiago recanted her of jumping headfirst from a helicopter in the event that Estrada is removed from power.

3. “Change the Charter so that only taxpayers will be allowed to vote.”


She added, “Kasi kung hindi siya nagbabayad ng tax, mahirap na mahirap siya. Maski sino na lang, basta bigyan siya ng pera, kahit bigyan mo ng konti, that is patronage politics. The are being ruled by the choice of the nontaxpayers.”

4. Anong tawag ‘pag nagtapon ka ng basura sa dagat? Sagot: Pollution

Ano naman ang tawag kapag tinapon mo sa dagat ang mga pulitikong kurakot? Sagot: Solution.


One of her during her public speech at the National Student Conference on Hotel and Restaurant Management on September 9, 2013.

5. “I eat death threats for breakfast!”


To a journalist’s : “What is your reaction to the many death threats received by your office?”

6. “How can there be justice in our correctional system when we have a double standard between poor and rich inmates?”


Irked by reports that some high-profile inmates in the NBP (New Bilibid Prison) enjoy luxurious accommodations inside their cells, Santiago has filed , calling for a Senate investigation on the anomalous situation in the NBP.

7. “My ambition is more modest. I desire only to be known as the Demi Moore of Philippine politics.”


After she first topped a presidential survey in 1990.

8. “Walk around naked in Metro Manila. Outrageous… display myself to general public and say, are you happy now?”

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Her answer to a classic beauty pageant question: If there were no rules in your life for one day, and you could be outrageous, what would you do?

9. “Drama king… We’re always saying na kawawa naman ang dami daming mga daga at mga ipis. Did you ever ask the rats and the cockroaches how they feel?”


On the possibility of giving Enrile or allow him to be placed under hospital arrest.

10. “Handbags, I don’t at all like them because they occupy my hands. My hands always have to be ready in case I need to slap somebody.”

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When asked why she is more of a .

Get well soon, senator!