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Heart Evangelista Posts A Birthday Tribute To The Late Miriam Defensor Santiago

Heart said she remembers every lesson Miriam taught her.

It’s no secret that actress Heart Evangelista and the late Miriam Defensor Santiago shared a unique friendship. The two were super close that Heart considered Miriam her second mother and mentor.

On what would have been Miriam’s 74th birthday on June 15, Heart posted an Instagram tribute to the late senator as she wrote, “It seems like just yesterday we were going on our adventures together, chatting, lunching, and just enjoying each other’s company.”

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Heart continued, “You owe me an Adulting 101, Tita. But it’s okay because I remember every single lesson you’ve taught me until today. Of course, because you were my ultimate mentor and source of guidance.”

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Heart and Miriam’s friendship began unexpectedly, following a chance meeting. It was also Miriam who introduced Heart to her husband, Chiz Escudero.

Miriam peacefully passed away in her sleep in September 2016 following a two-year battle with lung cancer.

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