Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago diagnosed with chronic bone marrow disorder

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday expressed fear that her bone marrow condition will lead to leukemia, a report on GMA News TV’s “Balita Pilipinas” said.

“Because of my bone marrow condition, apparently no one knows how to treat it, it will probably retrogress into leukemia. That’s why I have no strength,” the feisty lawmaker told reporters in an interview.

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Santiago, who was guest speaker at the graduation ceremonies of Our Lady of Fatima University at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), explained that her bone marrow is not producing enough red blood cells, resulting in her being anemic.

Santiago also said she intends to leave politics soon and will instead consider being a judge at the International Criminal Court.

“I will no longer seek re-election,” she said. “I will think about whether I want to go and work as judge of the International Criminal Court.”

“I want to be a doctor now,” she added in jest. — KBK, GMA News