Miriam Santiago: Memorable quotes, lines, zingers

MANILA, Philippines – The political career of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has been filled with bombastic words and fiery zingers.

Here are some of her memorable quotes and lines. (OBITUARY – Miriam Defensor Santiago: 'God is not out there but in you')

– Santiago, to a foreign suspect who interrupted her during a press conference when she headed the agency now known as the Bureau of Immigration

– Santiago, during her last press conference as agrarian reform secretary in 1990

– Santiago, in 2001, when asked about her promise of jumping off a plane if then-president Joseph Estrada would be arrested

– Santiago, after she was removed from the shortlist of nominees for Supreme Court Chief Justice in 2005

– Santiago, during an interview with GMA News TV’s Powerhouse in 2012

People's Reform Party presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago speaks at a press briefing on May 15, 1992. Robyn Beck/AFP

People's Reform Party presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago speaks at a press briefing on May 15, 1992.

Robyn Beck/AFP

– Santiago, during the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2013

– Santiago, to alleged mastermind Janet Lim Napoles during a Senate investigation into the pork barrel scam, November 2013

– Santiago, in a commencement speech at the University of the Philippines Cebu in 2014 (READ: Miriam on God, hell and the middle finger)

– One of Santiago's jokes and pick-up lines in a speech at the University of Perpetual Help, Laguna, March 2016

Check out Miriam's other memorable jokes and one-liners over the years:

– Santiago, when asked about her health, which was affecting her Senate attendance, during the 1st presidential debate of the 2016 elections

– Santiago, in her closing statement during the last presidential debate of the 2016 elections

research by Michael Bueza, Patty Pasion, and Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler.com

Here are more quotes from the feisty ex-senator.

Read Rappler's profiles on Santiago during the 2016 presidential elections: