Latest News: Ex-senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani passes away :- Leticia Ramos-Shahani, a sister of former president Fidel Ramos, was the senator from 1987 to 1998 and was a diplomat before entering politics.
“Mum left the body, by the grace of God this morning, just a few hours after my 50th birthday,” she wrote.
Shahani is survived by three children with Indian professor and writer Ranjee Shahani: Ranjit, Chanda, and Lila.
The former lawmaker was suffering from cancer. The family said her wake begins on Wednesday, March 22, at the Funeraria in Sucat.
She was Senate president in the 9th and 10th Congress and chaired the committees on foreign relations, education, women and family relations.
Shahani was the envoy to Australia, Romania and Germany. She also served the United Nations.
She headed the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and served as a director at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office.
“The Palace is saddened by the news of Ramos-Shahani.”
“Shahani served the nation well as Senator of the Republic and worked in the executive branch in capacities under various administrations.”
“Our prayers to the family and friends of the former Senator,” the statement continued. “her voice will be missed.”
“She remains a shining example of a public servant who our future leaders must strive to emulate.”-Drilon Said.
“We have lost advocate of women’s rights, a diplomat,” Senator Grace, said in a statement.
“From her career in the foreign service to her stint in the Senate, Letty demonstrated how public service should be: sincere and dynamic,” Poe continued. “She is an inspiration to generations of women because of her principles and actions.”