#MiriamIsForever trends on senator's 1st death anniversary
MANILA, Philippines – Miriam is forever.
This was the message that resounded on Twitter Friday morning, September 29, as supporters, family, and friends of Senator Miriam Santiago remembered the first anniversary of the feisty senator's death.
Lessons from Senator Santiago
MovePH, ahead of the late senator's death anniversary, asked netizens the lessons they have learned from the late senator. Responding to this callout, netizens remembered their favorite iconic lines told by the esteemed senator from Iloilo and the legacy she left behind as a senator.
"Be critical, vocal, and involved in the political process. We are a democratic country and it is our duty to keep our government in check," this was Romjo Cruz favorite line from the Senator.
Leonardo Marasigan, on the other hand, will always remember a joke the senator said amid the pork barrel scam in 2013.
They also dubbed her as the best president the country never had. Santiago dreamed of running the country as president, a post that has eluded her thrice throughout her political career.
Netizens also asked: How would the late senator react to current news if she were alive?
Below are some tweets about the late senator:
She is survived by her husband, Narciso Santiago Jr., and her son, Narciso Santiago III. Her youngest son, Alexander Robert, died in 2003. (Read Sen. Santiago's obituary: Miriam Defensor Santiago: God is not out there but in you) – Rappler.com
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