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JR Lopez Gonzales 3:10 PM 0

Presidential Candidate #2:
Miriam Defensor-Santiago


Full Name:
Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Sex:
Female

Age:
70

Town / City Registered:
Iloilo City, Iloilo

Birthplace:
Iloilo City, Iloilo

Coalition:
n.a.

Political Party:
People’s Reform Party

Professional / Political Experience:
Senator (1995-2001; 2004 to present)
Secretary, Agrarian Reform (1989-1990)
Former Quezon City RTC Judge
Former law professor at UP Diliman
Former special assistant to the Justice Secretary

Education:
UP Visayas (BA Political Science, magna cum laude)
UP Diliman (Bachelor of Laws, cum laude)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor(Master of Laws, Doctor of Juridical Science)
Maryhill School of Technology

Achievements and Distinctions:
Served in all 3 branches of the Philippine government
First Filipina and first Asian from a developing country to be elected a judge of the International Criminal Court (2012)
Author of several books on law and social sciences.
Laureate, Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service (1988)
Most Outstanding Alumna in Law, University of the Philippines (1988)

The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by The Australian magazine (1997)




Photo Credits:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Defensor_Santiago#/media/File:Miriam_beams_as_she_attends_a_wedding_as_a_sponsor.JPG

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