Press Release
March 20, 2017

Statement of Senate Minority Franklin M. Drilon on the passing of former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

I join the entire nation in mourning the passing of former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani. I send my sincerest condolences to her family, and I pray that the Lord will guide and help them throughout this sad and difficult time.

A celebrated legislator, diplomat, writer and academician, Leticia Ramos-Shahani represented the very best of Filipina skill, intelligence and determination.

As a neophyte senator back in 1995, I have had the honor of serving with Senator Ramos-Shahani in the halls of Upper Chamber. I remember her as a determined and hardworking lawmaker, who tirelessly championed the passage of key legislation that benefit and positively influence the lives of our people up to this day.

I will be forever proud that during my time as Senate President in the 16th Congress, I led the chamber in honoring the life and works of Senator Ramos-Shahani with Senate Resolution No. 87, which she personally received from us.

Indeed, the late Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani remains a shining example of a public servant who our present and future leaders must strive to emulate. While we are saddened by her passing, her legacy will continue to inspire our nation and our people.

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