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Miriam leaves hospital

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has been discharged from the Makati Medical Center.

This was confirmed by her Senate office in an emailed advisory to reporters yesterday.

Santiago, who ran for president during last May 9, 2016 elections despite a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer, was out of the hospital late Tuesday afternoon.

The senator was admitted at the MMC last May 30 due to pneumonia which stemmed from complications of her illness.

Later on, she was sent to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and stayed for about two days at the ICU. She was brought back to her private room on June 2 after her condition improved.

Santiago’s term as a senator ends on June 30.

In an earlier statement, the senator thanked her supporters and netizens who greeted her on social media particularly over Facebook and Twitter.

She also vowed to recover and added she is rethinking her political life which she described as “very soul devastating.” (Hannah L. Torregoza)