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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Passed Away at 71 years old

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 1:48 PM

Rest in Peace Madam Miriam Defensor Santiago

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has died Thursday Sept 29, 2016. Sen. Santiago is 71 years old. She was suffering from lung cancer.

RIP Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. Paalam at salamat.

Santiago ran for president last May election.

Miriam Palma Defensor Santiago (15 June 1945 – 29 September 2016) was a Filipino politician, who served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. Some of her alma maters include University of the Philippines, University of Michigan, Oxford University, Maryhill School of Theology, University of California, Harvard University, and Cambridge University. Santiago was named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 1997 by The Australian magazine.

In 1988, she was named laureate of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service, with a citation "for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency."She ran in the 1992 presidential elections but was defeated in an election marred by allegations of impropriety by the victor. The quote, 'Miriam won in the elections, but lost in the counting.' became popular nationwide. - wikipedia

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