From Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Dear Senate media:
I miss our daily banter and am desperately trying to get well. I also miss the impeachment trial punctuated by certain personalities who have all the charm of show window mannequins. But my health is not cooperating. However, I shall be happy to hear from you for phone interviews, if the questions are not about the merits of the case.
Over the weekend, I was normal at 120/80. This morning Monday, my blood pressure was galactic at 140/100. At that rate, if I attend the impeachment hearings, I will soon be pushing daisies at a memorial park near you.
Ironically, I have accepted a speaking engagement on Wednesday before the Philippine Society of Hypertension, and the Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society. They are holding their joint annual convention. If I can attend, I shall speak, not as an authority on medicine, but as a victim of old age. Call me the walking wounded. I would really like to go because I’m already prepared with my pick-up lines!
I refuse to succumb to illness, because I don’t want to give my political enemies the pleasure of dancing on my grave, chortling like contented snakes. However, I shall be happy to hear from you for phone interviews, if the questions are not about the merits of the case.
MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO