Examinations conducted on the body of Former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani have revealed that she was poisoned.
Though Shahani had stage 4 colon cancer, autopsy conducted shows that she did not died of the disease.
Police has arrested three persons in charge of the meals of the former senator to assist with investigation.
Former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, 87, passed away on Monday, according to her family.
Her daughter Lila posted on Monday morning that Shahani passed away at 2:40 a.m.
“Bereft and full of grief, but still strangely peaceful in the knowledge that she is now free from all suffering,” Lila Shahani posted on Facebook.
MORE ABOUT THE SENATOR
Shahani, who was the sister of former president Fidel V. Ramos, had an extensive career in government.
She was in the foreign service for 20 years and served as the United Nations Secretary General for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs. She became the Philippine ambassador to Australia, Romania, Hungary and West Germany before she was appointed Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and Chairperson of the National Commission on Women.
She won as senator in the 1987 elections and chaired the committees on foreign affairs, education, culture and arts, agriculture and appointments.
She has three children with the late Ranjee Shahani, a former professor and writer.