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Miriam Defensor Santiago From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search In this Philippine name for married women , the birth middle name or maternal family name is Palma , the birth surname or paternal family name is Defensor , and the marital name is Santiago . The Honourable Miriam Defensor Santiago GCS QSC Senator of the Philippines In office June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2016 In office June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2001 Judge of the International Criminal Court
In office December 12, 2012 – June 3, 2014 Nominated by Philippines Succeeded by Raul Pangalangan Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee In office July 22, 2013 – June 30, 2016 Preceded by Loren Legarda Succeeded by Alan Peter Cayetano Secretary of Agrarian Reform In office July 20, 1989 – January 4, 1990 President Corazon Aquino Preceded by Philip Juico Succeeded by Florencio Abad Personal details Born Miriam Palma Defensor June 15, 1945 Iloilo City , Philippines Died September 29, 2016 (aged 71) Taguig , Philippines
Political party People's Reform Party Other political affiliations Nacionalista (2010) Spouse(s) Narciso Santiago (m. 1971) Children Narciso D. Santiago III Alexander D. Santiago Education University of the Philippines Visayas ( BA ) University of the Philippines Diliman ( LLB ) University of Michigan ( LLM , SJD ) Maryhill School of Theology ( MA ) Website Official website Miriam Defensor Santiago GCS QSC (born Miriam Palma Defensor ; June 15, 1945 – September 29, 2016) was a Filipina academic, lawyer, judge, author, and stateswoman, who served in all three branches of the Philippine government: judicial, executive, and legislative. Defensor Santiago was named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 1997 by The Australian . [1] She was known for being a long-serving Senator of the Republic of the Philippines , an elected as judge of the International Criminal Court , and the sole woman recipient of the Philippines' highest national recognition, the Quezon Service Cross . In 1988, Defensor Santiago was named laureate of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service, with a citation for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft - ridden government agency. [2] [3] [4] [5] She ran in the 1992 presidential election but was controversially defeated. [6] In 2012, Defensor Santiago became the first Filipina and the first Asian from a developing country to be elected a judge of the International Criminal Court . [7] [8] She later resigned the post, citing chronic fatigue syndrome , which turned out to be lung cancer . [9] [10] In 2016, she became part of the International Advisory Council of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), an intergovernmental body that promotes the rule of law. [11] [12]
Defensor Santiago served three terms in the Philippine Senate, where she was known for supporting progressive laws, and authored or campaigned anti-corruption bills.

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