It was just last month that I bought the book that’s selling like hotcakes all over the Philippines. It’s so famous that every bookstore we went to, the salesperson recommended for us to reserve the book just to get a copy. That’s how Miriam Defensor Santiago got really popular (well, she’s been popular ever since without even publishing a book, but not this popular that even my eldest daughter idolized her and she’s only 11 years old. ) without trying too hard. Her being witty and natural earned her the most promising titles like “The Most Incorruptible Lady”, “The Iron Lady of Asia”, “The Platinum Lady”, “The Tiger Lady”, “The Dragon Lady”, “The Queen of Popular Polls”, “The Undisputed Campus Hero” and also “Miriam Magic”.
When you think of politicians, they’re usually the boring, serious and poker faced
(corrupt) types. But Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is quite a character and truly an exception. We love how her mind works coming up with witty comments, one liners, pick-up lines, comebacks, quotes and excellent standing ovation speeches. That’s why many students love her. If all politicians is as smart as her, Philippines could be one of the richest countries in the World.
As they say, it’s hard being a witty comedian. There are a lot of people out there who knows how to make people laugh using their stupidity, making a joke out of someone, and using their ugly face. Our Senator here doesn’t have to make an effort. Humor and wit seems to be her dominant quality.
Go grab yours too and laugh your heart out. I bought mine at Paseo De Sta. Rosa National Bookstore. I was lucky enough they just had new stocks.