Ex- Philippines President Fidel Ramos dies at 94

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Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos died on 31 July at the age of 94 due to complications of COVID-19.

Important facts

  • Ramos, the 12th President of the Republic of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998, was said to be the driving force behind investor confidence in the country.

  • It was during his time that the Philippines was recognized as an emerging economy.

  • It was during his time that the Philippines was identified as a booming "tiger economy", The Manila Times reported.

  • Prior to becoming president, Fidel Ramos also served as Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the government of then-President Corazon Aquino.

  • Apart from this, he was also the Defence Secretary.

  • Ramos, a former military general, trained in the US, also participated in the Korea and Vietnam Wars.

  • Ramos led a national police force and was instrumental in bringing down the notorious Marcos regime.

About Philippines 

  • The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia.

  • It got complete independence on 4 July 1946 after the Second World War.

  • It is the country with the fifth longest coastline in the world.

  • The Philippines is the second largest producer of geothermal energy in the world, after the United States.

  • Capital - Manila

  • Currency - peso

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