Manila Standard Today – Marcos: Respect Santiago’s right to privacy
Manila Standard Today
Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said Senator Miriam Santiago’s right to privacy should be respected.
Santiago had earlier invoked her right to privacy in rejecting a doctor’s request to release her medical records. Sylvia Estrada Claudio had said Santiago should bare such records to prove she was fit for the presidency.
“Ako, pag sinabi niya na kaya niya ang mangampanya, na magaling na siya, eh di sino pa ba paniniwalaan ko kung hindi si Senator Miriam?” Marcos told GMA-7’s morning show “Unang Hirit.”
Santiago declared that she had won her bout with cancer before filing her candidacy for next year’s elections.
She later named Marcos as her vice presidential running mate.
According to Marcos, talks are still ongoing between his camp and Santiago’s to discuss the details of their alliance.
“Mabuti naman ang takbo ng usapan namin dahil ang ginagawa namin ay we are forming a loose coalition sa aming mga kampo,” Marcos said.