LOOK: Erap, Sara Duterte, attend Miriam Santiago's 2nd death anniversary mass


Posted at Sep 29 2018 11:36 AM


MANILA - Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte joined the family of the late Miriam Defensor Santiago as they marked the former senator's 2nd death anniversary on Saturday morning at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.

The senator's husband Narciso Santiago was seated between the two mayors during the Mass.

Friends and supporters of the late senator were also present.

Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte nominated Santiago's name for the Quezon Service Cross, the highest award the republic accords its civil servants.

Santiago, known for her fiery and impassioned interpellations at the Senate and funny pickup lines in speeches, spent much of her life in public service. She died at the age of 71 on September 29, 2016.

Before becoming senator, Santiago served as presiding judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court, immigration commissioner, and agrarian reform secretary. 

She was the first Filipino to be elected judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) based in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2011. She, however, let go of her post in 2014 due to chronic fatigue syndrome. -- With reports from Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News