Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago wants you to stop voting for celebrities

She also provided a list of qualities to look for in a leader.

 

(SPOT.ph) On Wednesday, the most popular senator on the Internet, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, blessed businessman Manny V. Pangilinan with an endorsement...because she thinks we can do better than electing "people from highly publicized careers." She means celebrities.

 

According to the senator, voters should really start considering the following qualities when choosing a candidate to support:

 

1. Honesty

2. Professional excellence

3. Academic excellence

 

Senator Santiago admitted that there’s no guaranteed test of honesty in public service, but she explained that the public must learn to distinguish between real and illusory and further suggested that a survey be done to get the youth’s pulse on the "circus in politics."

 

We know that made you quiver just a little, because it’s hard to imagine a world without the drama and theatrics of a Senate hearing. What is Philippine politics without action stars making speeches about not being corrupt?

 

Senator Santiago made several jokes during her speech, but things got real when she said, "What do you want for the Philippines in 2016? Bakit ba tayo maghahalalan kung wala namang improvement sa mga nahalal noon?"

 

Also read: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago lists traits of a corrupt politician

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