IN PHOTOS: The life and times of Miriam Santiago

MANILA, Philippines – Tributes and kind words from colleagues and via social media poured in on Thursday, September 29, following the death of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

She excelled wherever she went and left a legacy that will endure for years to come.

Let's remember Santiago's life and career through these photos. (Obituary – Miriam Defensor Santiago: 'God is not out there but in you')

Early life

DAR. Speaking with employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform. Photo from MDS Facebook.

DAR. Speaking with employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform. Photo from MDS Facebook.

SENATE. Senator Santiago was known to be a colorful speaker at the Senate. Photo from MDS Facebook

SENATE. Senator Santiago was known to be a colorful speaker at the Senate.

Photo from MDS Facebook

Presidential bids

PRESIDENTIAL BID. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago with Jaime Cardinal Sin on May 12, 1992, a day after the  elections. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

PRESIDENTIAL BID. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago with Jaime Cardinal Sin on May 12, 1992, a day after the elections.

Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

CHEATING? People's Reform Party presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago speaks at a press briefing on May 15, 1992. Santiago alleges fraud in the vote count of the general elections. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

CHEATING? People's Reform Party presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago speaks at a press briefing on May 15, 1992. Santiago alleges fraud in the vote count of the general elections.

Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

LAST DEBATE. Senator Santiago (seated) with presidential candidates during the presidential debate at the Phinma University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016. Pool Photo

LAST DEBATE. Senator Santiago (seated) with presidential candidates during the presidential debate at the Phinma University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City on April 24, 2016.

Pool Photo

– Rappler.com