Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago admitted on Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Joking at first, she said: “I’m the only senator, who out of boredom, has developed a relationship with a boy toy.” Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago announced she is diagnosed with lung cancer. In a press briefing at the Senate, the constitutional law expert made the announcement and even joked about her condition. “I’ve had difficulty. I’ve always had difficulty of breath,” she said. “It calls for behavioral therapy.” “My enemies may be happy, they can get rid of me. But I can survive. I came so you can see me personally,” she told reporters. “I came here to be able to kiss you, shake your hands. If I’m not able to do that, I can kiss you when I’m dead.” Santiago, 69, was elected judge of The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in December 2011 but announced in June that she is resigning from the post because of her illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome.