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The Philippines' 'Iron Lady' Who Ran Against Duterte in May's Election Has Died - TIME

Philippine Senator and former presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago died from lung cancer Thursday, at age 71. The lawmaker ran for office three times in total, in 1992, 1998 and again in May 2016 against the now incumbent President Rodrigo ...and more »

Senators remember Miriam as an 'idol,' 'inspiration' -

Sympathies and praises for the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago poured in on Thursday from her former colleagues at the Senate as they mourned the passing of a person they considered an “idol,” a “pillar” of Philippine politics, the “Iron Lady of ...and more »

Miriam Defensor Santiago: Asia's 'Iron Lady' - GMA News

Miriam Defensor 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 branches of the government—judicial, executive, and legislative. "In a nation where many public ...and more »

Tributes pour in for Santiago -

Calling her a graft-buster who ate death threats for breakfast, President Duterte on Thursday paid tribute to the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago as Asia's “Iron Lady.” In a statement, the President, who is in Vietnam for a two-day official visit ...and more »

Gloria Arroyo grieves death of 'true friend, loyal ally' Miriam Santiago - GMA News

Former President Glroia Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday said she was grieving the death of former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, whom she described as her "dear and true friend and loyal ally. "Senator Miriam's life is the epitome of courage ...and more »

Senators: Miriam a big loss, 'best president we never had' - Rappler

(UPDATED) The Senate will no longer have a member as brilliant and fiercely dedicated as former senator Miriam Santiago, senators say. The national flag is flown at half-mast following her demise ...and more »

Duterte remembers Miriam as graftbuster who 'ate death threats for breakfast' - GMA News

President Rodrigo Duterte has paid tribute to Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, who died after on Thursday morning following a bout with lung cancer. In a statement, Duterte highlighted Santiago's stand against corruption and her respect for the rule ...and more »

Miriam Santiago; 71 -

Former Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who as commissioner cleaned up the corruption-ridden immigration bureau and battled Yakuza criminal gangs, earning for her the Asian version of the Nobel Prize and the adulation of a grateful nation that voted her ...and more »

Duterte on Miriam's death: May your legacy guide PH - Rappler

(UPDATED) 'Rest in peace, Madam Senator. May your legacy continue to guide this nation for many years to come,' says President Rodrigo Duterte. Published 12:33 PM, September 29, 2016. Updated 5:22 PM, September 29, 2016. 'STERLING ...and more »

Lawmakers pay tribute to Miriam Santiago: A 'pillar' of PH politics - Rappler

(UPDATED) '[This is an] end of an era of erudition, eloquence, and equanimity,' says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr. Mara Cepeda · @maracepeda. Published 1:46 PM, September 29, 2016. Updated 9:51 PM, September 29, 2016. TRIBUTE.and more »