A girl senator mourned the passing of former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani who died early Monday morning after spending a while within the intensive care unit.
Shahani, sister of former president Fidel V. Ramos, was described by Sen. Loren Legarda as “one of the finest” legislators the Philippines has ever had.
“We mourn the passing of former Senate Pres. Pro-Tempore Leticia Ramos-Shahani, one of the finest and distinguished legislators we ever had,” Legarda stated in an announcement.
“Manang Letty, thank you for your untiring service to the Filipino nation. You will be missed,” she added.
Legarda, an setting advocate, stated that other than being a legislator, Shahani was additionally an environmentalist, educator, diplomat, tradition and girls’s rights advocate.
“…She fervently pushed for women empowerment both here and in the international arena,” the senator stated. Shahani, who was a senator in 1987, has chaired a number of committees.
She served as United Nations (UN) Secretary General for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs.
The late senator additionally grew to become Foreign Affairs Undersecretary and National Commission on Women Chair. (PNA)