It is a sad day for us who loved her. We fought till the end but I guess it was not in her stars to have that seat. Now that she’s with our creator, I can only pray for her happiness.
I only saw her once but that image is etched on my mind. She was wearing all white, campaigning in Divisoria. She had a powerful presence, one that commands respect.
She was a colorful character in Philippine politics. Senate hearings are interesting because of her. She was not perfect. She broke down when she lost her son. Without make-up, clutching a picture of her “twin soul,” she bawled without reservation. She lied about jumping off a plane and exchanged insults with people who are below her. She was not a saint.
But inspite of those shortcomings, people will remember the good things she did for this country. Her wit, her humor, her feistiness are what made her a prominent figure in history.
Paalam sa aking Pangulo -Madame Miriam Defensor Santiago.