Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has finally announced her intention to run for president in the 2016 elections.
Santiago declared her candidacy on Tuesday, October 13, in a news conference held following a book signing event of her book, “Stupid is Forever More” which was released July 15.
The senator also said her running mate is someone who has already declared a candidacy. Santiago said she will run under her own party, the People’s Reform Party, the same vehicle she used for her 1992 presidential bid.
Members of @senmiriam's staff are wearing this shirt at her event in Glorietta today. Will she run for president? pic.twitter.com/2OVaHNOcQJ
— Jam Sisante (@jamsisante) October 13, 2015
“If I become president in the near future, this country will become better,” Santiago said. She also said she will run “because I’ve already gotten over my cancer and there’s nothing left to do.”
Santiago ran for president in 1992 but lost to Fidel V. Ramos in an election she claims was rigged.
Source: GMA Network
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