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Cancer-stricken Santiago takes leave to seek treatment in US

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. FILE PHOTO BY JOSEPH VIDAL / PRIB

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago formally informed the Senate on Friday about her plan to seek medical treatment abroad, saying she would either “rise victorious” from cancer after six weeks or come back to the country in a “horizontal position.”

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fellow Ilonggos pray for Santiago’s recovery from lung cancer

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ilonggos shocked by the announcement of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago that she has lung cancer have offered prayers and their support to the Ilonggo legislator.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abad, 20 senators told to quit: Good faith is no excuse

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Good faith is no excuse, and neither is spending Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds for projects that benefited the public, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago fights lung cancer her way

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Miriam Defensor-Santiago

When Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago broke the news to her mother that she had cancer, the 91-year-old said, “Well, everyone has to go sometime.”

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santiago: Aquino impeach move bound to fail

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Saying any impeachment move against President Benigno Aquino III was “bound to fail,” Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago instead trained her gun at Budget Secretary Florencio Abad as she called for his resignation.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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