Leticia Ramos-Shahani, 87, the younger sister of former Philippine president Fidel V. Ramos, died on Monday, March 20 at around 2:40 am. She was suffering from cancer before she passed away. Shahani was a former Philippine senator who was in office from June 30, 1987 to June 30, 1998. She served as the 16th Senate President pro tempore of the Philippines from July 6, 1993 to Oct. 10, 1996.

Lila Ramos Shahani posts about mom's death on Facebook (FB)

"Mom left the body, by the awful grace of God, at 2:40 am this morning, just a few hours after my 50th birthday," Shahani’s daughter, Lila posted on her official Facebook account about her mom’s death. "Bereft and full of grief, but still strangely peaceful in the knowledge that she is now free from all suffering," she added.

Former senator Shahani was also a career diplomat before becoming a politician. She has three children from her marriage to the late Professor Dr Ranjee Gurdassing Shahani, PhD. Aside from Lila, who is a Philippine civil servant, her other children are entrepreneur Chanda Shahani and 6th District of Pangasinan Board Member Ranjit Shahani. Ranjit is also a former Pangasinan Vice Governor. 

Here are some posts on Facebook and Twitter about Leticia Ramos-Shahani's death:

"Former Senator Leticia Ramos- Shahani passes away. We lost a pioneer, passionate, courageous and principled woman. We mourn with her family. Lila Shahani big hugs to you and your family. Our deepest condolences - Isis International -Manila and WEDPRO," Aida CF Santos wrote on her Facebook account.

"Sen Shahani is now pain free & in a better place. May she have a peaceful, joyful & restful journey to eternal life!!" Niva Gonzales posted on FB.

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