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Fidel Valdez Ramos
Former President of the Republic of the Philippines
Fidel Valdez Ramos, military hero of the 1986 People Power Revolution in February 1986 and victor of the first multi-party presidential elections of the country, became the 12th President of the Republic of the Philippines on 30 June 1992 and governed until 1998. He anchored his government on his philosophy of people empowerment as the engine to “operational economic growth, social equity and national solidarity”.
His ascent to office of President was a masterpiece of political daring and calculation. He founded not only, the People Power Party but also formed the winning coalition of similar parties such as the National Union of Christian Democrats/United Muslim Democrats and consolidated the strength of non-government organizations and marginalized sectors.
Born in 1928, Mr. Ramos pursued a career first in engineering and later in a military field. He was involved in the Korean War in 1952 as 2nd Lieutenant and in Vietnam as Chief of Staff of the Philippine Civil Action Group (1966-1968). He was later appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Home Defense of the Armed Forces and reached the zenith of his military career in 1986, when he was posted Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In l988, Ramos acquired the role of the nation’s Department of National Defense under President Aquino’s government, providing effective impetus in his status as Vice Chairman of the National Peace & Order Council and spurred economic activity as Cabinet Officer for Regional Development.
The six-year term of President Fidel Ramos was regarded with much optimism due to his clear vision of the future together with his hands-on style of leadership in addressing the challenges facing the Filipino nation. His framework of governance was founded on a 5-point program of peace and stability, economic growth, sustainable development, energy and power generation, environmental protection and a streamlined bureaucracy.
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