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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago celebrated her 71st birthday on Wednesday thankful for her family and for being able to serve the country.

After a health scare last month, Santiago, who has stage 4 lung cancer, thanked also those who greeted her on her birthday via Twitter.

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She thanked God for “the opportunity to serve our country and for being blessed with a happy family and good friends for the past 71 years,” Santiago said in her Twitter account @senmiriam.

“I have said this before, and I will say it again: All things work for good to those who love God,” the senator also said.

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Santiago ends her term as senator on June 30. She went on medical leave shortly after the May 9 elections where she ran in the presidential election and lost. Last month, she was rushed to the hospital after she developed pneumonia, but she recovered after two weeks.

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