With the passing away of Miriam Defensor Santiago, thousands of tributes and messages of condolences have poured in from all over the world – but the most precious one came from her daughter-in-law who shared a photo collage of the feisty former senator as a loving grandma surrounded by her grandkids.

It can be recalled that Santiago told a reporter during the 2016 presidential elections campaign this when asked how she wants to be remembered, “I want to be remembered only in the memories of my own family — that I was a caring grandmother, that I was always equitable, that I was always reasonable, that I was always supportive, no matter what happened.

Indeed, she’s had a lot of accomplishments throughout her productive career yet the best of these career accomplishments could never beat the ones she accomplished with her own family…

Mahal na mahal ka namin, Ma. Hindi na po kayo mahihirapan ngayon. Kasama n’yo na po ang ating Panginoon. Maraming salamat sa inyong pagmamahal sa amin, sa inyong pamilya at sa ating bayan [We love you very much, Ma. You will no longer suffer. You are with God now. Thank you for your love for us, for the family, and for the country.],” Mechel Santiago wrote.

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