Breaking News – Former Senator and also a presidential candidate last election Miriam Defensor Santiago, 71, succumbed to cancer on Thursday morning, her husband Atty. Jun Santiago said.
“She died peacefully in, her sleep this morning,” Santiago said.
The former lawmaker passed away while she confined at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City,Taguig.
Her official Twitter account posted a message at mid morning that former Sen. Santiago died at 8:52 a.m.
The former lawmaker divulged in 2014 that she had stage 4 lung cancer.
former senator was Born in Iloilo City on June 15, 1945, she ran for president in the May 2016 elections but lost to President Rodrigo Duterte. She also sought the presidency in 1992 (won by Fidel Ramos) and 1998 (won by Joseph Estrada).-KG, GMA News
the family’s mourn and ask for the public at this moment that they need privacy’.