Fidel Ramos

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August 13, 2022

Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928 in Lingayen in the Pangasinan province, died July 31, 2022 in Makati) - Filipino politician and military, 12th president of the Philippines (1992–1998). He took office after Corazon Aquino and held it until 1998, when he was replaced by Joseph Estrada. Educated at military academies in the Philippines and West Point in the USA, he participated in the Korean and Vietnam War. During the dictatorial rule of President Ferdinand Marcos, Ramos, as Defense Minister and Chief of Police, imposed martial law by Marcos. In 1986, during popular demonstrations, Ramos left the government and became a key figure in the opposition movement to Marcos that led to his overthrow and exile. He later worked closely with President Corazon Aquino and served as Defense Minister. Ramos's six-year presidency was marked as a period of rapid economic growth and political stabilization despite the threat of a communist uprising, Muslim separatist guerrillas in Mindanao, and the emergence of the 1997 Asian economic crisis.

Decorations

Commander of the Legion of Honor - Philippines, three times Distinguished Conduct Star - Philippines, 1972 Grand Cross of the Order of the White Elephant - Thailand, 1989 Grand Chain of the Order of Civil Merit - Spain, 1994 Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. Jerzy - Great Britain, 1995 Grand Chain of the Order of Merit - Chile, 1995 Grand Chain of the Order of Isabel the Catholic - Spain, 1995 Great Ribbon of the Order of the White Elephant - Thailand, 1997 Grand Chain of the Order of Charles III - Spain, 1998

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Bibliography

RPDEV - Fidel V. Ramos Biography (ang.) [Accessed on 2012-10-22]