Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passed away at the age of 71

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago at the age of 71 passed away “peacefully”, known as the “Iron Lady of Asia” and have been campaigning against corruption in the government.

Via GMA News;

Born in Iloilo City on June 15, 1945, the former senator ran for president in the May 2016 elections but lost to Rodrigo Duterte. She also sought the presidency in 1992 (won by Fidel Ramos) and 1998 (won by Joseph Estrada).

Santiago has been dubbed as the “Iron Lady of Asia” for her no-nonsense drive against graft and corruption when she served all the three brances of the government—judicial, executive, and legislative.

I personally think that she is the best President that the Philippines never had. Sen. Santiago is survived by her husband Narciso Santiago, Jr. and one son.

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Last modified: September 29, 2016

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passed away at the age of 71

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