Miriam Defensor Santiago dies at 71
"In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or suspected, of plunder, her honesty shines like a light in the darkness," an excerpt from her Senate biography.Former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has died at the age of 71, her husband Atty. Jun Santiago announced on Thursday at around 11am.
"She died peacefully in her sleep this morning," Atty. Santiago said in one Twitter post.
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago died peacefully today at 8:52 a.m. Details of the interment will be announced later. (1/2)— Miriam Santiago (@senmiriam) September 29, 2016
Her official Twitter account posted a message midmorning that former Sen. Santiago died at 8:52 a.m.
In 2014, Miriam Defensor Santiago announced to the public that she has stage 4 lung cancer.
Touted as the 'Iron Lady of Asia," Santiago was born in Iloilo City on June 15, 1945. Santiago was well-known for her stern drive against graft and corruption in the government. Santiago also served in the three branches of the government namely executive, judicial and legislative.
Rest in Peace Maam!
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