Miriam no longer affected by criticisms

Miriam no longer affected by criticisms

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said she is no longer affected when criticisms are thrown her way.

The feisty senator also said she is not changing her personality for those who disapprove the way she talks and fires up as she cannot please all other people all of the time.

Santiago added that those attacking her personality as a senator-judge of the Senate impeachment court are clearly violating the sub judice rule.

The senator from Iloilo scolded prosecution lawyer Vitaliano Aguirre on the Senate floor after covering his ears and talking back at her. Aguirre has since resigned as a member of the House prosecution panel but he would still be subject to penalty to be deliberated on by senator-judges in a caucus which Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said will be held Tuesday.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile moved to cite Aguirre for contempt during the last impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona last Feb. 29 before going on a one-week break.