• Miriam Defensor-Santiago attended the street party organized by her supporters
  • She said her heart is filled with joy, love and gratitude as she stood before them
  • She told the young voters they have the power to turn tide of the elections in her favor

MANILA, Philippines – Presidentiable Miriam Defensor-Santiago made a final appeal to the Filipino youth during the street party called “Miriam Redvolution”, which was organized by the “Youth for Miriam” on Saturday, May 7 in Barangay West Triangle, Quezon City.

According to an article written by Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola for Manila Bulletin, the feisty lawmaker told her young supporters that her heart is filled with joy, love and gratitude as she stood before them.

“I am surrounded by familiar faces and faces of those who inspired me to run for president. Those who gave me reason to keep fighting. Those who can and will change the course of this nation.”

She told the young voters that if they all unite, they can turn the tide of the elections in her favor.

You represent 20 million young voters or 40 percent of the total 54 million voters on May 9. United, our numbers are enough to bring us to Malacañang. But imagine how epic our victory will be if like you, each of those 20 million Filipinos have the flame of shared destiny…that is our slogan.”

Sen. Santiago slammed her rivals who have the guts to say that they will be the best president.

Kitang-kita ang paglabas ng pera nila, saan nila kinuha ang pera“Kaya kung binoto mo yun sa Lunes, sa Martes mag-umpisa na yan magnakaw ng pera,”  she said.

[We can see they’re spending a lot of money. Where do they get all the money? So if you’ll vote for those people on Monday, they’ll start stealing money by Tuesday.]

She told her supporters that they made history because they finished the three-month campaign period without buying votes and although they have no envelopes to give those who attended the street party, she assured them that they’ll get something better than just envelopes after six years under her leadership.

Her supporters responded with the chant, “Hindi kami bayad!”

[We were not paid.]