Netizens in Mourning as Beloved Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago Dies at 71

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This morning, the whole country and Filipinos from across the globe woke up to a sad news. The “Iron Lady of Asia,” former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, died in her sleep on Thursday morning. She was 71 years old.

Her husband, Narciso “Jun” Santiago, said, “She died this morning in her sleep, she was unconscious when she passed away.”

Jun added that the former senator passed away at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Taguig City. Miriam was first diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer back in 2014.

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Meanwhile, the netizens have taken to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to express their sadness and grief over this heartbreaking news.
Here are some of them:

I love you Tita… I can’t believe you’re gone… My #1 protector . Thank you for being my hero…I love you so so much…I don’t know what to do

A photo posted by Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero (@iamhearte) on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:05pm PDT

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A photo posted by Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero (@iamhearte) on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:54pm PDT

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