Fidel V. Ramos

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Fidel V. Ramos

Ramos Pentagon.jpg
Ramos in April 1998, 2 months before the end of his term
12th President of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998
Vice PresidentJoseph Estrada
Preceded byCorazon Aquino
Succeeded byJoseph Estrada
Secretary of National Defense
In office
January 22, 1988 – July 18, 1991
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byRafael Ileto
Succeeded byRenato de Villa
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
In office
February 25, 1986 – January 21, 1988
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byFabian Ver
Succeeded byRenato de Villa
In office
October 24, 1984 – December 2, 1985
PresidentFerdinand Marcos
Preceded byFabian Ver
Succeeded byFabian Ver
Chief of the Philippine Constabulary
In office
1972 – February 25, 1986
PresidentFerdinand Marcos
Preceded byFabian Ver
Succeeded byRenato de Villa
Personal details
Born
Fidel Valdez Ramos

(1928-03-18)March 18, 1928
Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippine Islands
DiedJuly 31, 2022(2022-07-31) (aged 94)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Political partyLakas Kampi/Lakas–CMD (2008–2022)
Other political
affiliations
Lakas–NUCD (1991–2008)
LDP (1991)
Spouse(s)
Amelita Martinez (m. 1954)
Children5 (including Cristy)
ResidenceAsingan, Pangasinan
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa[1]
Alma materUnited States Military Academy (BS)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S.)
National Defense College of the Philippines (MNSA)
Ateneo de Manila University (MBA)
OccupationSoldier
Civil engineer
Awards
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website
Office of the PresidentArchived
Military service
Nickname(s)Eddie, FVR
Allegiance Philippines
Years of service1950–1988
RankGeneral General
Commands
See 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/warsHukbalahap Campaign
Korean War, 1951–1952

(Battle of Hill Eerie, May 1952)

Vietnam War, 1965 to 1968
Battle of Marawi, 1972

Fidel "Eddie" Valdez Ramos (March 18, 1928 – July 31, 2022), popularly known as FVR, was a Filipino politician. He was the twelfth President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. He played an important role in removing Ferdinand Marcos from power. Ramos was also a general. During his time as president, he helped make the economy strong.

Before becoming president, he was in the cabinet of President Corazon Aquino. He was the chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and later as Secretary of National Defense from 1986 to 1991.[3]

He helped create the Philippine Army's Special Forces and the Philippine National Police Special Action Force.

Ramos died on July 31, 2022 at a hospital in Makati, Philippines from problems caused by COVID-19, aged 94.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cal, Ben (February 24, 2021). "Keep 'unparalleled' spirit of 1986 People Power: FVR". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  2. "BOE.es – Índice por secciones del día 01/04/1995". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. "Fidel V. Ramos | Presidential Museum and Library".
  4. "Fidel Ramos, Who Helped End Marcos Dictatorship, Dies at 94". Bloomberg. 2022-07-31. Retrieved 2022-07-31.

Other websites[change | change source]

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