Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is to be moved back to her private room from the intensive care unit (ICU) in the Makati Medical Center according to her office Thursday, June 2.
She is said to be feeling better several days after being rushed to the said hospital.
"She is scheduled to return from the ICU to a private room. She thanks you for your well wishes and concern," her office said.
On Wednesday, her husband, Narciso “Jun” Santiago Jr, announced that the senator was rushed by ambulance on Monday because she was sick and had suffered complication.
The senator’s husband added that visitors are not allowed and that gifts such as flowers will not be accepted. The family thanked supporters who wished her well.
She earlier announced her intention to continue her medical leave for cancer as she finishes her term on June 20.
The Senator said that one of her medications has a side effect of anorexia, making her physically and mentally weak.
“This signifies that I shall continue on medical leave for cancer. One of the medications has produced a side effect of anorexia (inability to eat), which renders me physically and mentally weak,” Santiago wrote in her letter.
Santiago also expressed that she and her staff are prepared to leave her office as soon as her term expires.
“In any event, my staff and I shall be ready to vacate our offices by 30 June 2016,” she said.
The spirited senator was diagnosed with lung cancer already at stage 4 in 2014. Later on, she announced that she had been cured. She ran in the presidential race in the May 9 National Elections. However, the result showed that she stayed at the bottom pick. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte won as president by a landslide.
As of press time, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is staying at the hospital and her staff welcomes messages for the senator.