Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago Will Not Attend Heart-Chiz WeddingSenator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who introduced Heart Evangelista to Senator Chiz Escudero, won't be able to attend the couple's wedding in February 2015 because of her health condition.
The feisty senator is suffering from stage 4 lung cancer.
Because the wedding will be in Balesin Island in Quezon Province, the senator begged off from attending it because she cannot take a long trip. She hasn't been out of the country for a year because taking airplane rides is bad for her health.
Her only advice to the couple is to be "kind" to one another.
Meanwhile, the senator hinted that she may run for president once her health condition clears up. This is already her third term as senator and as such, cannot possible run for the same position in 2016.
She recently launched a book, and it was a big succcess. Asked if it bolsters her decision to run as president, the senator said "yes and no." Yes, because it showed that she has plenty of supporters; and no, because she fears the expectations from the people.
Senator Miriam said she is aware of the responsibilities that being a president entails, and she is afraid of failing the young people who seem to be enamored of her lately.
She will, however, going to think about it. First of all, she has to be healthy. Her cancer is in remission, which is a very weak state already.
Senator Miriam said her health is stable now, but she has to be in the best of health for her to become the president because there are so many things that need to be done.
Asked to react on what political analyst Malou Tiquia said that she cannot run for president through the pick-up lines she popularized, the senator shrugged: "I don't know who she is so I don't think she's worth the bother."