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Fidel V. Ramos, a former leader, passes away at 94
Fidel V. Ramos, a former president, passed away at the age of 94.
The nation’s 12th chief executive from 1992 to 1998, Ramos, received condolences from the Office of the Press Secretary for his passing.
“We learned of the loss of former President Fidel V. Ramos with deep grief. He leaves behind a vibrant legacy and a solid place in history for his involvement in the major transformations of our nation as both a military leader and president. In a statement, press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles stated, “We truly condole with his family, friends, classmates, and associates and keep him in our prayers.
The PNP expressed its sorrow over Ramos’ passing as well.
“The country lost a fantastic leader. We join with our fellow citizens in sending the former president’s family our sincere sympathies, Brig. Gen. Roderick Alba, head of the PNP public information office, stated in yet another statement.
Ramos will be remembered, according to Alba, for his “valuable contribution to improving Filipinos’ quality of life.”
He further stated that “by his unparalleled intelligence and acts, he served as a positive example to humanity rather than just being a military commander and a government official.”
“Fidel Valdez Ramos was a committed statesman and a friend of the EU (European Union), whose administration saw a strengthening of ties between the Philippines and the EU. FVR was an icon of the EDSA power revolution and a pillar of democracy and peacebuilding, according to a Facebook post from the European Union in the Philippines.
In honor of Ramos’ 94th birthday, the FVR Legacy Initiative debuted the anticipated virtual library on March 18.
The “FVR Presidential Library,” the nation’s first and only online presidential library to date, was previewed by a few members of the Ramos administration’s Cabinet.
The virtual library will be used as a repository for FVR speeches, lectures, books, pictures, important artifacts, and papers.
He tackled the electricity shortage he inherited from the prior administration during his first years in office. Additionally, by encouraging international businesses to invest in the Philippines, he revived the economy.
On September 2, 1996, while he was president, the Philippine government signed a historic peace treaty with the Moro National Liberation Front.
Ramos played a key role in creating the groundwork for the comprehensive peace process, according to Sec. Carlito G. Galvez Jr., Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity.
In order to create a plan to work with the various rebel factions in the nation, the government “initiated a nationwide consultation process under his administration,” the official claimed.
The National Unification Commission (NUC), established by the Ramos administration, was primarily tasked with developing “a credible general amnesty program and process that will lead to a just, comprehensive, and permanent peace,” according to Galvez.
The suggestions obtained from the consultations organized by the NUC were used as inspiration for the Six Paths to Peace, which ultimately served as the basis for the peace process.
To carry out the NUC’s recommendations, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (now the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity) was established in 1993.
President Ramos formed government peace negotiation panels with the Moro factions, military rebels, and communist insurgents throughout his administration. The advancement of the peace negotiations with the rebel factions would depend on these peace panels, according to Galvez.
Because of “the guy we will always lovingly refer to as FVR,” Galvez said, the Philippines is getting closer to accomplishing its goal of establishing a just and lasting peace.
“May our Lord grant you, Sir, everlasting peace. For all that you have done for our nation, the Filipino people will miss you and always remember you, he added.
Before taking office, Ramos served as Secretary of National Defense, Chief of Staff of the Philippine Armed Forces, and head of the former Philippine Constabulary (now the Philippine National Police).