- Stand up comedian Jon Santos spoofs Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
- Santos portrays Santiago as ‘Sen. Meeryam Defender’ who explains why she is running for the presidency in 2016
- Sen. Meeryam shares her thoughts with comic effect on “daang matuwid”
MANILA, Philippines – Stand-up comedian and impersonator Jon Santos on Friday portrayed Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who is seeking the presidency in the 2016 elections.
The spoof had the impersonator explaining the reason why Santiago, performed by Santos as Sen. Meeryam Da Defensive Defender, is running next year.
In an article published by the ABS CBN News, Santos, who was interviewed at the ABS CBN News Channel’s “Headstart,” wittingly imitated the lady solon as she said: “I have decided to run because to walk would take me too long… but a lot of people say that I walk, walk away from politics lumayo na daw ako.”
“First I was afraid, I was petrified. But I just say go, now go, and I will survive,” Sen. Meeryam Da Defensive Defender added with comic effect.
Described as an impersonator extraordinaire, Santos, as Sen. Meeryam also shared her thoughts on the administration’s “daang matuwid.” (straight path)
Giving justice to her humorous imitation of Sen. Santiago with her hilarious antics, Sen. Meeryam said “I think the daang matuwid is a very noble objective to pursue for this administration. Unfortunately, ‘yung daang matuwid, minsan nagiging hindi gumagalaw — traffic situation, daang nalulubog sa tubig. Hindi natin kailangang pabayaan ang daan na ito na maging daang pababa. ‘Yung daan ko, bagamat liku-liko ay pataas nang pataas dahil pataas nang pataas tayo lahat dapat,” she said.
(Unfortunately, the straight path, sometimes doesn’t move–traffic situation, a road submerged in water. We should not let this path head towards a downward direction. My path, although it is a zigzag, leads toward an upward direction because we all should head towards the top.)
Santos is promoting his one-man show titled “WTF” ‘Wala Talagang Forever’ Sa Malacañang.” The stand up comedian will be having his performances on December 4 and 5 at Teatrino, Greenhills.
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