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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 »

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

TRIBUTE. For many lawmakers, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will remain a political icon. File photo by Rappler. MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Lawmakers grieved over the passing of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Thursday, September ...and more »

Miriam Santiago; 71 -

THEN Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago makes one of her last public appearances at the INQUIRER in May. INQUIRER PHOTO. Former Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who as commissioner cleaned up the corruption-ridden immigration bureau and battled Yakuza ...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. Camille Elemia · @CamilleElemia. Published 1:30 PM ...and more »

Miriam Defensor-Santiago passes away at 71 -

Former Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago passed away Thursday morning after battling lung cancer. She was 71. “She died this morning in her sleep, she was unconscious when she passed away,” her husband, Narciso “Jun” Santiago, told the Inquirer. BACKSTORY ...and more »

Former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago dies at age 71 - GMA News

Former Senator 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 confined at the St. Luke's ...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 »

Netizens agree: Miriam was the best president the country never had -

Tributes from cyberspace started pouring in as soon as news of former Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago's passing broke on social media Thursday morning. Netizens quickly branded Santiago “the best president we never had” and the hashtag #RIPMiriam began ...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 »