On September 29, 2016 - A very sad news spread throughout the Philippines and other neighboring countries as one of the brightest and no fear senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away in her sleep at age 71 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City, Philippines.
The health condition of the former senator is well known to the public, she has been in and out of the hospital till the day she died. The death of the former senator is huge loss in Philippine politics as well in judiciary.
The medical condition of the former senator was made known to the public in 2014 during her third and last term as senator. She was diagnosed of stage four lung cancer where she take medication outside the country later on she return to the country and announced that she was already cancer free.
In 2015, Sen. Santiago announces her candidacy for presidency. Despite her announcement that she was medically fit for running in 2016 National Elections the senator cannot hide in her face and actions that she was ailing something inside her body.
After the May 9, 2016 elections former senator Miriam Santiago ended her political career, she finish her third and final term as part of the senate and again lost the presidency of the Philippines for the third time.
Since then the former senator has been out of the limelight when it comes to politics.
Miriam Defensor Santiago, was elected three times as part of the Senator of the Philippines, her first term was in1995-2001, her second term was in 2004-2010 and her last term in 2010-2016.
She also run three times for the Presidential bid but sadly lost in Presidential votes as her hopes to become the President of the Philippines was denied from her.
Miriam Santiago shown brilliancy at her very young age she graduated valedictorian in grade school, high school, and law school in the Diliman campus and proceeded to the University of the Philippines College of Law where she graduated cum laude for bachelor of Laws.