former president Philippines Fidel Ramosone of the key figures in the return of democracy and the overthrow of the dictator Ferdinand MarcosHe passed away this Sunday at the age of 94. Complications linked to Covid-19according to relatives reported to the local press.
Ramos served as the country’s president from 1992 to 1998, A time when the archipelago was opened to foreign investment and was considered one of Asia’s economic “tigers” due to its strong economic growth until the 1997 crisis.
He was born in 1928 in the province of Pangasinan in the north of the archipelago. He graduated from the American academy at West Point as a military man. He joined the Philippine armed forces in 1950 and rose through the ranks until Marcos appointed him Chief of Police in 1972.
His figure became colossal during the peaceful popular uprising on the streets of Manila in 1986.In the midst of the crisis, Marcos left his side, the fall and exile of the dictator, He died in 1989 in Hawaii (USA).
his performanceHe was worthy of the position of chief of the Armed Forces in the government led by Corazon Aquino From 1986 to 1992, when he won the first elections under the new Constitution and ruled the country until 1998.
Malacañang presidential palace, today, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the overthrown dictator. occupied byPress Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles expressed her condolences to her family in a statement.
“It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of former President Fidel V. Ramos. He leaves behind a colorful legacy and a safe place in history due to his participation as a soldier and president in the great changes in our country,” he said.