Press Release
September 29, 2016

Statement of Senator Nancy Binay on the passing of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Nakikiramay ako sa pamilya ng dating Senador Miriam Defensor Santiago sa kanyang pagpanaw kaninang umaga.

Sen. Miriam distinguished herself in her decades-long service to the country and our fellow Filipinos as a trial judge, immigration commissioner, as agrarian reform secretary, and as senator. For her exemplary performance, she has received awards such as The Outstanding Young Men, or TOYM; The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service, or TOWNS; Most Outstanding Alumna in Law from U.P.; and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service for her "bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency."

I was one of those who would stop and listen to the wise words she would say in the Senate sessions. I knew that Sen. Miriam would be ready with her witty lines and feisty attitude.

Sen. Miriam - a brilliant legal mind, a loving wife and mother, and a public servant - would be missed.

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