Palace joins prayers for Senator Santiago’s recovery

By on July 3, 2014

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MANILA — The Palace said it joins the people in praying for Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s recovery from lung cancer.

“We are one with the people in praying for the health and recovery of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a text message to members of the Malacañang Press Corps on Wednesday.

Senator Santiago earlier announced in a press briefing that she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

She said she will undergo six weeks of chemotherapy to battle her cancer.

Coloma praised the senator for her unwavering devotion to her work as a stateswoman.

“Despite her condition, she has devoted herself to the performance of her duties as legislator and public servant,” he said.