MANILA, Philippines – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is now in the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center since Tuesday night, May 31, due to "complication," according to her husband Narciso Santiago Jr.
In a statement sent to media on Wednesday, June 1, Mr Santiago said the senator was "rushed by ambulance" to the hospital on Monday.
It was not clear why the veteran senator was brought to the hospital. But the husband only said she is "sick and suffered complication."
In the statement, Mr Santiago advised the public "that visitors are not allowed" and that gifts, such as flowers and other blooms" will not be accepted.
He, however, assured the public that his wife "is bearing well with her trademark sense of humor."
"Miriam said that she thanks all her family, friends, supporters, fans, and others who helped pray for her recovery and sent their well-wishes on Facebook," he said in the statement.
On Tuesday, May 24, the outgoing senator wrote Senate President Franklin Drilon, informing him that she “shall continue on medical leave for cancer.” – Rappler.com