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 Fidel Valdez Ramos

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Birth
Lingayen, Pangasinan Province, Ilocos, Philippines
Death
31 Jul 2022 (aged 94)
Makati, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Burial
Taguig, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID
242191954 View Source

Filipino Statesman. He served as the 12th President of the Philippines from June 30, 1992 to June 30, 1998. He was was educated at both the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the University of Illinois, before joining the Philippine Army. He later served in both Korea and Vietnam. In 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos, who was his second cousin, appointed him chief of the Philippine Constabulary. Later that year, Marcos imposed martial law and he, as head of the Constabulary, was responsible for enforcing it. The Constabulary was responsible for arresting thousands of political dissidents. In 1981, he became deputy chief of staff of the armed forces. In 1986, he, along with Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, went against President Marcos and backed the "People Power" movement that began after Marcos had claimed victory, despite widespread corruption, in the presidential election that year. Marcos resigned and opposition leader Corazon Aquino became president soon after and he went on to serve as both military chief of staff (1986–88) and secretary of national defense (1988–91) under her administration. In 1992, he was elected president and went on to serve until 1998, when he stepped down due to constitutional limits. During his tenue as president, he was considered one of the most effective presidents in Philippine history. He continued in the poltical arena until his passing of complications from the Covid-19 virus.

Filipino Statesman. He served as the 12th President of the Philippines from June 30, 1992 to June 30, 1998. He was was educated at both the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the University of Illinois, before joining the Philippine Army. He later served in both Korea and Vietnam. In 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos, who was his second cousin, appointed him chief of the Philippine Constabulary. Later that year, Marcos imposed martial law and he, as head of the Constabulary, was responsible for enforcing it. The Constabulary was responsible for arresting thousands of political dissidents. In 1981, he became deputy chief of staff of the armed forces. In 1986, he, along with Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, went against President Marcos and backed the "People Power" movement that began after Marcos had claimed victory, despite widespread corruption, in the presidential election that year. Marcos resigned and opposition leader Corazon Aquino became president soon after and he went on to serve as both military chief of staff (1986–88) and secretary of national defense (1988–91) under her administration. In 1992, he was elected president and went on to serve until 1998, when he stepped down due to constitutional limits. During his tenue as president, he was considered one of the most effective presidents in Philippine history. He continued in the poltical arena until his passing of complications from the Covid-19 virus.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 31 Jul 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 242191954
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/242191954/fidel-valdez-ramos: accessed ), memorial page for Fidel Valdez Ramos (18 Mar 1928–31 Jul 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 242191954, citing Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Find a Grave.