The Philippine Air Force, through the 207th Tactical Helicopter Squadron “Stingers” of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing (THW), joined the nation in giving its final respect to the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, the “Iron Lady of Asia,” on October 2, 2016. The fiery Ilongga senator and one of the country's toughest and most renowned politicians, was laid to rest at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.
As a final salute, the Stingers, led by the Pilot-in-Command, Major Sonny Boy R Cabalquinto PAF, successfully performed flower drop at Loyola Memorial Park while she was buried. Despite the loss of a radiant lawmaker, the flower drop served as a symbol of the Filipino’s love and respect for the late Senator Santiago.
Photos by 205th THW