IN PHOTOS: The life and times of Miriam Santiago
IN PHOTOS: The life and times of Miriam Santiago
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago excels wherever she goes and leaves a legacy that will endure for years to come

MANILA, Philippines – Tributes and kind words from colleagues and via social media poured in on Thursday, September 29, following the death of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

She excelled wherever she went and left a legacy that will endure for years to come.

Let’s remember Santiago’s life and career through these photos. (Obituary – Miriam Defensor Santiago: ‘God is not out there but in you’)

Early life


GRADUATION. Senator Miriam Santiago with her father during her graduation from UP Visayas. Photo from MDS Facebook

UP LAW. Santiago then went to the UP College of Law in Diliman, and in 1969, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Photo from MDS Facebook

SCHOOL LIFE. Senator Miriam Santiago dances with a classmate. Photo from MDS Facebook

NEWLY MARRIED. Senator Santiago and husband Narciso 'Jun' Santiago Jr on their wedding day. Photo from MDS Facebook   

3 branches of government

GOVERNMENT WORK. Senator Santiago joins government in 1970 as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Justice for 10 years. Photo from the senator's Official Facebook page.

JUDGE. Miriam (middle) during her stint as Quezon City Regional Trial Court judge. Photo from MDS Facebook

IMMIGRATION CHIEF. Photo from MDS Facebook

DAR. Speaking with employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform. Photo from MDS Facebook.

SENATE. Senator Santiago was known to be a colorful speaker at the Senate. Photo from MDS Facebook   

Presidential bids

PRESIDENTIAL BID. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago with Jaime Cardinal Sin on May 12, 1992, a day after the  elections. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

CHEATING? People's Reform Party presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago speaks at a press briefing on May 15, 1992. Santiago alleges fraud in the vote count of the general elections. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

LAST DEBATE. Senator Santiago (seated) with presidential candidates during the presidential debate at the Phinma University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016. Pool Photo   


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