Fidel V. Ramos

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His Excellency
Fidel V. Ramos
PLH GCMG
12th President of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998
Vice President Joseph Estrada
Preceded by Corazón Aquino
Succeeded by Joseph Estrada
Secretary of National Defense
In office
January 22, 1988 – July 18, 1991
President Corazón Aquino
Preceded by Rafael Ileto
Succeeded by Renato de Villa
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
In office
1986–1988
Preceded by Fabian Ver
Succeeded by Renato de Villa
Chief of the Philippine Constabulary
In office
1980–1986
Preceded by Fabian Ver
Succeeded by Renato de Villa
Personal details
Born March 18, 1928 (1928-03-18) (age 86)
Lingayen, Pangasinan, American Philippines
Political party Lakas-Kampi-CMD (2009–present)
Other political
affiliations
Lakas-CMD (1991–2009)
LDP (1991)
Spouse(s) Amelita Martinez
Children Angelita Ramos-Jones
Josephine Ramos-Samartino
Carolina Ramos-Sembrano
Cristina Ramos-Jalasco
Gloria Ramos
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Ateneo de Manila University
Mapúa Institute of Technology
University of the Philippines High School
Silliman University[1]
National Defense College of the Philippines
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Occupation Soldier
Civil engineer
Religion Protestant
(United Church of Christ in the Philippines)
Signature
Website Official website
Office of the PresidentArchived
Military service
Nickname(s) Eddie, FVR
Allegiance Flag of the Philippines.svg Republic of the Philippines
Years of service 1950 to 1988
Rank General
Commands Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion Combat Team (BCT), Counter-Insurgency against the Communist Hukbalahap, 1951
Infantry Company Commander, 16th BCT, Counter-Insurgency against the Communist Hukbalahap, 1951
Platoon Leader, 20th BCT, Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea, United Nations Command (PEFTOK-UNC), Korean War, 1951–1952
Duty, Personnel Research Group, General Headquarters, Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1952–1954
Senior Aide de Camp to Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1958–1960
Associate Infantry Company Officer at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1960
Founder and Commanding Officer of the elite Special Forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1962–1965
Chief of Staff of the Philippine Military Contingent-Philippine Civil Action Group to Vietnam (AFP-PHILCAG), Vietnam War, 1965–1968
Presidential Assistant on Military Affairs, 1968–1969
Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade Philippine Army, 1970
Chief of the Philippine Constabulary, 1970–1986
Command and General Staff of the Philippine Army, 1985
Acting Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1984–1985
Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1985–1986
Military Reformist leader during the People Power Revolution, 1986
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1986–1988
Secretary of National Defense, 1988–1991
Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1992–1998
Battles/wars Hukbalahap Campaign
Korean War, 1951–1952 (Hero of the Battle of Hill Eerie, May 1952)
Vietnam War, 1965 to 1968
Battle of Marawi, 1972
Awards Philippine Legion of Honor

Commander, Legion of Merit
Military Merit Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Légion d'honneur
Distinguished Conduct Star (Philippines)
United States Military Academy Distinguished Award
Korean Service Medal
Order of Dato Laila Utama (Brunei)
Commander, Order of Dharma Pratana (Indonesia)
Grand Order of Mugunghwa
Collar, Order of Civil Merit
Honorary Knight Grand Cross, Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Collar, Order of Isabella the Catholic[2]
Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia
Knight Grand Cordon, Order of the White Elephant
Order of Nishan-I-Pakistan
Collar, Order of Carlos III
Collar, Order of the Merit of Chile

Fidel "Eddie" Valdez Ramos USMA '50, AFP, PLH, GCMG (born March 18, 1928), popularly known as FVR, is a Filipino politician. He was the twelfth President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.

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