Interview Transcript: Sen. Santiago, 12 February 2010 Tanza, Cavite

On the Comelec ruling regarding celebrity endorsers

Magiging mahirap para sa buhay ng mga artista ang regulasyon ng Comelec, pero walang magagawa ang Comelec dahil ito ay batas—ang Fair Elections Act. Naipasa namin ito noon pang Unang Kongreso. Matagal nang batas iyan, ngayon lang ipinapatupad ng Comelec. Ngayon itatanong mo kung bakit kailangang parusahan sila o ipag-leave sila, e di mababawasan ngayon ang celebrity endorsers, dahil karamihan sa mga artista mas gusto nila na doon sila sa mga teleserye o kaya sa mga sine. Pinapipili sila ngayon ng Comelec na pumili sa pagitan ng kanilang kandidato o mag-leave sa kanilang programa sa TV.

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REELECTION CAMPAIGN OF MIRIAM KICKS OFF TODAY

To start of her reelection bid, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will be attending the Nacionalista Party’s Grand Rally in the Banga Town Spot Plaza in Calamba, Laguna this afternoon. Afterwards, she will be in the Pwersa ng Masa Proclamation Rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila.

Sen. Santiago is a guest candidate for both parties.

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THE AVATAR OF CORRUPTION – Privilege Speech on 18 January 2010

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
An avatar is an embodiment of an idea, as in, Ronaldo Puno is the avatar of corruption and electoral fraud in the Philippines. He should not be confused with Reynato Puno, the Chief Justice, or the Punong Mahistrado. Ronaldo Puno, the DILG Secretary, should be known as Punong Magikero, because he is devoted to the occult arts.

PUNO SCHEME FOR 2010 ELECTIONS


Punong Magikero has been trying to live up to his self-

proclaimed reputation as a political operator, meaning a person who manipulates his principal into the belief that electoral fraud and subsequent governmental corruption will result in victory. In this capacity, Punong Magikero recently caused the following disturbing tactics:

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