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Senator Miriam Santiago shares her marriage advice for Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero

Senator Miriam Santiago launches her book ‘Stupid is Forever.’

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

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12/9/2014 8:37 AM
Senator Miriam Santiago shares her marriage advice for Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero


120914-stupid_main.jpgSenator Miriam Defensor Santiago recently launched her book titled Stupid Is Forever and held a book-signing event at
National Book Store in Trinoma last Wednesday where thousands of fans flocked to the venue.

Stupid is Forever is a compilation of her popular one-liners, pick-up lines, jokes, speeches, and comebacks. The senator shared that she came up with the book because she believes the Filipinos relate well with sense of humor. "I came up with this collection of jokes because sometimes we are being too serious about the issues facing our country today. I think if we laughed more, and took ourselves less seriously, the public debate would be much better,” she said. 

The feisty senator admitted that she was surprised by the massive attendance during her book-signing event. “Nakakatuwa dahil nagpapatunay sa sinasabi ko na sa halip na mag-lecture o mag-orate sa taongbayan, kung minsan mas madali pa kung idaan na lang natin sa pabiro, dahil diyan nagkakaintindihan tayo. Tayong mga Pilipino, we have our own sense of humor, we have our own way of cracking jokes.”

She added, “I just want to say that I did not expect na ganito karaming tao ang darating sa ganitong oras, dahil weekday ngayon eh. Miyerkules pa man din, pero sa palagay ko sobra sa isang libo ang dumating ngayon.

When asked if she will be running for president in the 2016 elections, the senator said that she needs to think it over carefully. With the huge number of people showing their support for her book, did it boost her confidence to run for president? “Yes and no. Yes, because it shows that I have popular support, and, no, in a way, because I am fully aware of the responsibilities that I will assume. People seem to have very, very high expectations of me; it frightens even me. No person can meet all the expectations of all these young people, especially those who played hooky from school today, whom I tried to reprimand but who were faster than me in their repartees.

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120914-stupid_main.jpgShe stressed that she needs to be in the best state of health and be cured from cancer before she run in the 
elections. “I’m going to think about it. First of all, I have to get rid of the last few vestiges of cancer. I am in remission, as they say. The cancer is no longer in its original strong state; it is now in a very weak state. Still, I have to be in the best of health if I will be president of the Philippines because there are so many things that have to be done simultaneously,” she stated.

Now that the wedding of her dear friend Heart Evangelista and senator Chiz Escudero is fast approaching, will she be present in the couple’s wedding ceremony? “Hindi siguro ako makakapunta, sinabi ko na, dahil ang kasal nila ay doon sa Balesin Island. Nahihirapan ako magbiyahe sa eroplano kaya nga I haven’t been out of the country for almost a year now. It’s bad for my health,” she relayed. When asked about her marriage advice for Heart and Chiz, she stated, “They have to be kind to each other.” 

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