Philippine senator and ex-presidential candidate Miriam Santiago dies at 71

A file picture dated 09 February 2016 shows Filipino Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, running for president, speaking during a kick-off campaign at the Imelda Cultural Center, Batac City, Ilocos Norte province, northern Philippines. According to media reports, Santiago, a former presidential candidate in the elections in May 2016, died on 29 September 2016, at a hospital in Manila, at the age of 71.

Source: Cyprus News Agency