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Miriam falls on stage at Turkey forum 10/25/2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miriam falls on stage at Turkey forum

10/25/2010
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who has been suffering from hypothyroidism, yesterday fell on stage while she was about to deliver her speech in a conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

According to a statement issued by her office, the lawmaker “fell on stage, picked herself, and proceeded to deliver a paper after a standing ovation.”

“Santiago, who was examined by doctors after her speech, was declared in stable condition,” it added.
Santiago was in Istanbul to speak before the annual forum of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).
The senator, in her speech, urged the Philippines and other countries represented in the PGA to become parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Santiago is the author of a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that President Aquino should send the Rome Statute to the Senate for ratification.

Santiago was invited by the forum organizers at the panel on gender justice and women’s rights..... MORE

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