The Philippines has nominated Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago as judge of International Criminal Court. If she wins the elections this December, she will serve for nine years at The Hague, Netherlands.
“If Santiago gets elected to the International Criminal Court it would be a great honor for Filipinos. On the other hand, if Santiago goes, she will leave behind an immense void in the Senate that none of the current legislators will be able to fill.
It’s not just that Santiago has a brilliant mind and a quick, if often acerbic, wit. The feisty Ilonga senator also has more than her fair share of common sense—a trait that is so uncommon in her chamber these days.”
Should Miriam stay as senator until her term ends in 2016? Or should Miriam resign and serve as ICC judge at The Hague, thus bringing honor to the country?
Miriam wants to know your opinion. There’s a simple survey form in the right sidebar where you can vote whether Miriam should remain in the Senate or represent the country in the ICC.