There is no question about the legacy of the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Malacañang said Thursday as it welcomed moves to confer the Quezon Service Cross to the late lawmaker.
“The Office of the President welcomes moves to confer on the late Senator Miriam Defensor–Santiago the Quezon Service Cross,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a Palace news briefing.
“The late Senator’s contribution to the country is beyond question. The President highly respects the lady. We look forward to receiving the resolution of the Senate,” he added.
The Quezon Service Cross is the highest recognition that may be given to a civilian by the Philippine president, with concurrence of the Senate and the House of Representatives.