Is Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago running for president?

On Wednesday, Sen. Santiago hinted that she will compete with others for the highest position in the 2016 elections. Santiago was quoted in a photo posted on her Facebook account bearing the message: “I’m not going to be coy. Society leaders have urged me to seek the presidency. I can rise to the occasion.”

(Picture Source: Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s Facebook Fan Page)

hashtaged #WittyWednesday and #MiriamFight, it garnered at least 34,000 likes and 2,100 shares as of writing.

Back in July, Santiago announced that she was considering running for president. Due to the fact that the cancer growth in her lung “has been arrested.” Santiago on several occasions hinted that she is considering running for president, according to

Santiago first ran for president in 1992 but lost to former President Fidel V. Ramos.

A video containing a speech from Sen. Santiago back in 1992 was posted recently today in her Facebook account bearing the message: I first ran for president in 1992, against politicians who had at their disposal both money and machinery. I, on the other hand, only had the will of the people behind me.

With the hashtag #‎ThrowbackThursday‬ and ‪#‎MiriamFight‬. It garnered at least 217,000 views, 21,000 like and 2,000 shares as of writing.