Last 2 years ago, in 2014 Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was difficult for her when she ran for the 2016 presidential elections causing Santiago to rarely have any rallies.

Even when the second presidential debate was up, she didn't attend to go through clinical trial of an anti-cancer drug. And recently, it was reported that she is having a side effect from her medication and is undergoing pain from anorexia (inability to eat).

Yesterday night, due to having difficulties, she is now safe as she is in the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center. Earlier, husband Narciso Santiago Jr. stated that Miriam was "rushed by ambulance" to the hospital.

He also added that "visitors are not allowed" and giving "gifts, such as flowers and blooms" will not be welcomed. Everyone was sad by this but Mr. Santiago quickly assured that his wife is living up to her "trademark sense of humor".

In the statement, Mr. Santiago informed that "she thanks all her family, friends, supporters, fans, and others who helped pray for her recovery and sent their well-wishes on Facebook".

And on last May 24, a letter was sent to Senate President Franklin Drilon, telling him that Miriam "shall continue on medical leave for cancer".


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