Dating senadora Miriam Defensor-Santiago, pumanaw na sa edad na 71. "She died peacefully in her sleep this morning," her husband Atty. Jun Santiago said. Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, 71, succumbed to lung cancer on Thursday morning, while confined at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City.
Miriam Defensor Santiago announced in 2014 that she had stage 4 lung cancer. She ran for president in the May 2016 elections saying she is already cured of cancer while undergoing treatment with an experimental cancer drug.