Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago loses bid in ICJ

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After so much hype that Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is Philippines’ bet to the International Court of Justice (ICJ,) it is reported that she isn’t selected to be part of the judicial body.

Observers have their own explanations, but the reasons behind her non-selection can only be guessed.

Certainly there are lessons to be learned about the flamboyant, often controversial senator-lawyer with volatile demeanor and assumed superlative intelligence. She bemuses her colleagues, entertain the public, and cow members of the local legislature.

Many of Santiago’s Filipino admirers who actively rooted for her are “saddened,” by the result, but they need to rethink what it takes to be in the ICJ, a world judicial body with its own political culture. (Photo Credit: neofinoy.info) =0=

RELATED BLOG: See my blog on May 29, 2008 entitled “Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s flight to reality and her bid to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)”

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