Fidel Ramos Biography, Achievements, Issues, Officials

Fidel Ramos was a Filipino retired army general and politician. He served as the 12th president of the Republic of the Philippines. He was particularly known for his withdrawal of support, together with then Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, for the late president Ferdinand Marcos that eventually led to the 1986 People Power Revolution and the rise to Corazon C. Aquino to power.

Fidel Ramos
Fidel Ramos (screenshot of President Ramos’ Inaugural Address)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Fidel Valdez Ramos
Nickname –> Eddie, FVR
Birth Date –> March 18, 1928
Died –> July 31, 2022 (age 94)
Hometown –> Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines

Family
Wife –> Amelita “Ming” Martinez ‚Äč(married 1954)
Children –> 5 (Angelita Ramos-Jones, Josephine Ramos-Samartino, Carolina Ramos-Sembrano, Cristina Ramos-Jalasco and Gloria Ramos)
Grandsons –> Sam Ramos-Jones, Patrick Emmanuel Ramos Jalasco, Chistopher Jerome Ramos-Sembrano
Father –> Former Congressman and Foreign Affairs Secretary Narciso Ramos
Mother –> Educator Angela Valdez of Batac, Ilocos Norte

* Fidel Ramos is a second cousin of former President Ferdinand Marcos through Angela Valdez.

Education
Elementary –> Lingayen Elementary School
High School –> Centro Escolar University Integrated School
College –> National University in Manila
Degree –> Civil Engineering (Top 8 in the Civil Engineering Board)
College –> United States Military Academy in West Point, New York
Degree –> Military Engineering
Masters –> University of Illinois
Degree –> Master in Civil Engineering
Masters –> National Defense College of the Philippines
Degree –> Master in National Security Administration
Masters –> Ateneo de Manila University
Degree –> Master in Business Administration

Political Career / Work Experiences
1992-1998 – President of the Republic of the Philippines
1988-1992 – Secretary, Department of National Defense
1984-1985, 1986-1988 – Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
1972-1986 – Chief, Philippine Constabulary

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