So, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago visited IRRI for the International Women's Day 2014 celebration to talk about women as agents of change. As always, she was feisty and witty all throughout her talk. She brought the house down with her spunky introduction (though some of her spiels were at the expense of some of her colleagues in the Senate).
And if the politician's visit wasn't enough, the audience were also treated to a performance by the head of communications, Tony Lambino. Imagine, we were bumping elbows with celebrities! But wait, there's more...
A friend of mine works for the Senator. So, when I asked if he were with the entourage, he confirmed it. He also included a photo from his vantage point (he has the better angle, I admit). :)
When I thought that things had quieted down after the seminar, lo and behold, Senator Miriam sent out a tweet!
Thank you @peteytommy and @rochiecuevas for this pic of Tony Lambino serenading me. pic.twitter.com/gw6CsUqug1 #IRRI #IWD2014
— Miriam Santiago (@senmiriam) March 11, 2014
SHE MENTIONED ME IN HER TWEET!! Rochie was officially starstruck.
Disclaimer: The photo was actually taken by my friend, Peter. I also have a photo of this instant but taken from a different angle... a very different angle. From far, far away, in fact.