- The outgoing senator has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer since 2014
- A photo of her with her husband and grandchildren went viral on Facebook
- Miriam’s daughter-in-law thanks the senator’s supporters who continue to pray for her health
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, after her defeat in the latest Presidential elections, immediately filed a leave from the Senate.
According to her team, she would need ample time to rest after all the exhaustion wrought from the nationwide campaign.
News had spread about the outgoing senator’s latest hospitalization as she was rushed to the emergency room last month due to pneumonia. It has been speculated that her recent hospital stay was probably due to the complications brought by her lung cancer. She stayed in Makati Medical Center for almost two weeks and was in the intensive care unit (ICU) for two days. Her team confirmed that the Iron Lady is feeling better now that her pneumonia is under control.
Earlier this month, the senator asked for an extension of her leave as she was experiencing anorexia as a side-effect of her treatments.
On her Facebook account last Monday, there was a photo of the senator seen at home, posing with her husband Narciso ‘Jun’ Santiago and three of their grandkids.
In the caption, it said that the photo was taken by the Senator's daughter-in-law as they are thanking everyone who continues to pray and wish for her immediate healing and recovery.
As of press time, the photo has gathered over 114,000 likes and more than 2,000 shares on Facebook.
According to her avid fans and supporters, Senator Miriam could have been the best presidential candidate as she has the best track record compared to her competitors. However, they had some reservations about her competency in running the country for the next 6 years as she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer since 2014. Her health condition might affect her presidency if ever she wins.
Like what has been reiterated, she could have been the best Philippine president that we never had.
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