Miriam Santiago 'feeling better'

The senator is set to be moved out of intensive care

Rappler.com

Published: 10:47 AM June 2, 2016

Updated: 10:47 AM June 2, 2016

MIRIAM SANTIAGO. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago keynotes a homecoming rally at UP Visayas campus in Iloilo on April 13, 2016. Photo courtesy of MDS Media

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is "feeling better" days after she was rushed to the Makati Medical Center, her office said on Thursday, June 2.

Santiago was set to be moved from intensive care to a private room on Thursday, the senator's office announced on her official Twitter account.

"She is scheduled to return from the ICU to a private room. She thanks you for your well wishes and concern," her office said.

. @senmiriam is feeling better now. She is scheduled to return from the ICU to a private room. She thanks you for your well wishes & concern. — Miriam Santiago (@senmiriam) June 2, 2016

Narciso Santiago Jr said in a press statement on Wednesday that his wife was "rushed by ambulance" to the hospital on Monday as she was "sick and suffered complication."

The feisty senator was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2014, but later said she had been cured and fit to make a third bid for the presidency in the May 9 elections.

She  recently revealed she was suffering from anorexia (inability to eat), a side-effect of her cancer medication, and informed the Senate leadership of her continued medical leave because of her health condition. – Rappler.com