Sen. Miriam Santiago elected as International Criminal Court (ICC) judge

Sen. Miriam Santiago became the first female from a developing Asian country to win a seat as a judge in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

She got 79 votes in the first round of the election, which automatically got her one of the 6 seats. She is set to take her oath as an ICC judge in March 2012, a post that has a 9-year term. She will eventually have to resign from the Senate to fullfill her new role. “I will remain as senator until the ICC calls me to report for duty. I still want to play an active role in the impeachment case [of SC CJ Renato Corona],” Santiago tweeted.