Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago today warned that the country’s power industry has been infected by a “national-security virus,” as she revealed that China has a stake in the company managing electricity transmission systems in the Philippines.
The senator said that a firm run by the Chinese government, the Philippines’ rival in a bitter territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea, holds 40 percent of the capital stock of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
The NGCP is the private firm operating the country’s transmission system, the mechanism used to distribute electricity from generators to millions of consumers. “It is the core or the heart of the electric power industry,” Santiago said. Continue reading
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago today said that the bloody clash that killed 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao showed lack of sincerity and confidence of both the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing peace negotiations. Continue reading
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, a widely recognized expert in international law, said that the recent massacre of some 44 policemen by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) makes the military commander and other superior officials responsible for war crimes under the charter of the International Criminal Court, which hears cases against heads of state and the top-ranking military commanders. Continue reading
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, chair of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes, started public hearings on the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by using the debate format. Continue reading
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s book, “Stupid is Forever,” which was launched last 3 December 2014 at National Book Store Trinoma set a record of being the fastest-selling and best-selling book of 2014, according to National Book Store. Continue reading