Lawyer Narciso Y. Santiago Jr., husband of late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago thanked the newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo for her comment regarding the late senator in her answer during the question and answer portion of the said pageant.
“If I were given the chance, I want to use the face of Miriam Defensor-Santiago [for new paper currency]. For those who don’t know, she was an Ilongga. But what I admired about her is that she used her knowledge, her voice to serve the country. I want to be somebody like her – somebody who puts her heart, her passion into action. After all, she is the best President that we never had,” Mateo said answering the first question for the Q&A portion of the competition.
The husband of the late senator said “me and my Family would like to give you our heartful gratitude and appreciation for your kind and wonderful comment on my wife, Miriam.”
“We hope that you would be successful in attaining all your goals in life. Just in case you will be needing help, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help you,” Santiago said.