President Rodrigo Duterte visited the wake of former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago at the Cathedral Grottos in Quezon City early Sunday, October 2, 2016.
The President pays his last respect and extend his condolences to the family and relatives of Miriam Santiago.
Watch on the video below.
In his statement about the passing of Miriam Santiago, Duterte said:
“We express our deepest sorrow over the passing of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.”
“Senator Santiago has left a sterling career in public office. She is best remembered as a graftbuster eating death threats for breakfast, earning her the Iron Lady of Asia.”
“A constitutionalist, she has always been an advocate for the rule of law.”
“Rest in peace, Madam Senator. May your legacy continue to guide this nation for many years to come.”