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Miriam Santiago expresses support for divorce bill at her wedding reception
Published on: Jun 21, 2011 - 10:26am

( Right after renewing her wedding vows with her husband of 40 years, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago expressed support for legalizing divorce in the Philippines during the reception on Sunday, June 19, reports ABS-CBN News. Santiago and her husband, former Interior Undersecretary Narciso Santiago, renewed their vows at Manila Cathedral with a ceremony presided by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales.

I think that divorce should be availed by people who become homicidal at the sight of each other. That is much better than making each other miserable for the rest of their lives and impacting the lives of their children as well, Santiago told reporters at the reception held at the Manila Hotel.

According to The Philippine Star, Santiago, a co-author of the Reproductive Health Bill in the Senate, favored a divorce bill so long as the grounds for divorce are strict and will not encourage rushed marriages. She revealed that she even wrote Cardinal Rosales explaining her views. Im just trying to exercise my freedom of conscience… Im not fighting for myself or for any political agenda. Im fighting for the oppressed Filipino poor woman.

According to ABS-CBN News, Santiago also dished out advice on how to make a marriage last: give each other space. However, Santiago admitted that they are no longer as sweet as before, and refused to kiss when guests clinked their glasses. Maybe, if I am as young as Heart Evangelista, it would be endearing to kiss in public. But to do that at my age would just be disgusting, she said.

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBN News and The Philippine Star.

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  • fall out boy
    i feel bad for m.santiago's husband,how is he supposed to f*ck that motherf*cker ???rnwho the hell would want to f*ck miriam s. rnshe looks like she's gonna swalow ur whole cock including the eggs hahahahaha
    Jun 23 2011 @ 01:57am     Reply  
  • mephistu
    Best wishes, Senator Miriam!!! Best effin' wedding ever!!! :)
    Jun 22 2011 @ 11:06pm     Reply  
  • mike
    Good for her...of course wat was fascinating at her wedding was how the 'great and the good' of all political/economic persuasions, who purport to be deadly rivals, all came together to guzzle champagne and exchange pleasanteries. A perfect microcosm of the country's elite and how they all, ultimately, look out for each other regardless of how they exchange barbs in public... In short a reflection of everything that is wrong with the feudal Philippines.
    Jun 22 2011 @ 11:31am     Reply  
  • divorced
    Okay Miriam D S, divorce your husband after 3 days just like Britney S. Hahahaha........
    Jun 21 2011 @ 12:42pm     Reply  
  • tigbauanboy
    Baskog Gid si Inday Miriam! Hello CBCP,waddaya say?
    Jun 21 2011 @ 12:16pm     Reply  
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