Furious Sen. Santiago gets her way

A furious Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago Monday stalked out of the Senate session hall after accusing some of her colleagues of trying to oust her and her economic affairs committee as the lead investigator of a case involving the blacklisting by the World Bank of three Filipino construction firms for alleged corruption.

“Let me serve notice that if I continue to be treated without the respect that I am entitled to as a coequal senator, even only because of my age and experience, I shall be compelled to tender my resignation as senator of the Philippines, and to bring this issue directly to the Filipino people,” Santiago fumed.

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