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Former Senator Eva Estrada Kalaw, one of the active opposition during the Marcos martial law years, died on Thursday, May 24, at the age of 96.
Kalaw was a two-term senator from 1965 until martial law was declared on September 21, 1972. Her experiences in the Senate were of the tumultuous variety, coinciding with the rise of activism and a surging Communist insurgency.
At a Liberal Party rally on August 21, 1979, Kalaw sustained serious injuries from the Plaza Miranda bombing. She sustained a number of injuries due to shrapnel from the bomb, some of which remained forever embedded in her body.