Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago


Senate Office:
Rm. 521-A GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5561
Direct Lines: (632) 552-6693
Telefax No.: (632) 552-6692
Email: miriam@miriam.com.ph, mdslegal@miriam.com.ph, mdsmedia@miriam.com.ph
Website: www.miriam.com.ph


Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Agenda

(2004-2010)

EDUCATION

  • Improvement of the quality of primary and secondary education in the classroom
  • Promotion of safety in schools and campuses
  • Advancement of science and technology education
  • Strengthening of the recruitment process of Filipino teachers

JOB CREATION AND SUPPORT TO ENTREPRENEURS

  • Promotion of entrepreneurship by allowing disposal of unused public lands to deserving persons for use by them as collateral for bank loans
  • Provision of more jobs to the unemployed population by helping small and medium sized entrepreneurs establish their businesses

PUBLIC ORDER AND ILLEGAL DRUGS

  • Strengthening of the criminal laws by providing for punishment of crimes committed through the use of modem technology
  • Strengthening of the criminal laws by providing stiffer penalties for gambling
  • Strengthening of the prohibition against entry of illegal drugs
  • Regulation of use of firearms and motor vehicles
  • Strengthening of the fight against terrorism

YOUTH, WOMEN AND FAMILY RELATIONS

  • Promotion of school safety
  • Protection of children's welfare against tobacco, illegal drugs, violent programming, and firearms
  • Protection of youth against teenage pregnancy
  • Improvement of formal, non-formal, and special education
  • Promotion of women's health and family relations

HEALTH AND DEMOGRAPHY

  • Promotion of health programs and health products in order to combat diseases like cancer, fertility, hepatitis C, dystonia and lead poisoning, by enacting and strengthening laws relating to anti-tobacco campaigns, reduction of metals in packaging, a national folic acid education program, research program regarding birth defects, health care cost reduction programs, poison prevention and control programs

JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Protection of basic constitutional rights - to privacy, to information, to free exercise of religion, to travel, and to equal protection
  • Improvement of the corrections system
  • Strengthening of laws against child abuse
  • Promotion of support programs for victims of torture

REVISION OF CODES AND LAWS

  • Preservation of the integrity of election results and other aspects of the electoral process
  • Improvement of election laws on party list and polling for the disabled and the elderly
  • Promotion of transparency of election procedures by the Comelec
  • Strengthening of criminal laws by increasing penalties to deter crimes, degenderizing the laws, and improving the probation and indeterminate sentence laws
  • Strengthening the laws on succession, family relations, obligations and contracts, and torts and damages

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16th Congress Senators