Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passed away

According to her husband Atty. Jun Santiago “She died peacefully in her sleep this morning.” A Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago dies at the age of 71, Thursday morning, around 8:52 a.m.

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The former Senator passed away while confined at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City.

According to her Twitter account posted a message saying, “Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago died peacefully today at 8:52 a.m. details of the interment will be announced later.”

Miriam Santiago Born in Iloilo City on June 15, 1945. It was 2014 when the former Senator said that she had stage 4 lung cancer. Santiago has been dubbed as the “Iron Lady of Asia” for her no-nonsense drive against graft and corruption.

”In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or suspected, of plunder, her honesty shines like a light in the darkness.” Her Senate biography read.

Source: GMA news

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