Who is Miriam Defensor-Santiago?

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — It's her third time to join the presidential race, but Miriam Defensor-Santiago of the People's Reform Party remains undaunted by the obstacles that come her way.

Full Name: Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Birthday: June 15, 1945

Birthplace: Iloilo City

Party: People's Reform Party

Santiago is not one to believe in surveys. The former judge said surveys cannot be the basis for determining the winners in elections.

"Who voted them into office? What right do they have to influence public opinion by manipulating the survey results? Those are the basis of my complaints against the surveys," the senator told CNN Philippines Chief Correspondent Pia Hontiveros in a one on-one-interview.

Platform of government

Based on the materials sent by Santiago's camp to CNN Philippines, her priorities include job creation, poverty reduction, electoral and political reforms, and fighting corruption.

She is also pushing for the proper enforcement of laws while recognizing due process.

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