Fidel V. Ramos: Twelfth President of the Philippines

Biography of Fidel V. Ramos

Twelfth President of the Philippines

By Storytelling Philippines

Category: Philippine Presidents

Era: Twelfth President of the Philippines, Second President of the Fifth Republic
Constitution: 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines
Predecessor: Corazon C. Aquino
Successor: Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Date Elected: May 11, 1992; 5,342,521 votes (23.58% of the electorate)
Inauguration: June 30, 1992, Quirino Grandstand, Manila (aged 64)
Seat of Government: Manila
Vice President: Joseph Ejercito Estrada (June 30, 1992-June 30, 1998)
Chief Justice: Andres R. Narvasa (December 8, 1991-November 30, 1998)
Senate President: Neptali Gonzales (January 26, 1998-June 30, 1998; August 29, 1995-October 10, 1996; January 1, 1992-January 18, 1993)
Ernesto Maceda (October 10, 1996-January 26, 1998)
Eduardo J. Angara (January 18, 1993-August 29, 1995)
Speaker of the House: Jose de Venecia (July 27, 1992-June 30, 1998)

Previous Positions
Executive Cabinet: Secretary of National Defense (1988-1991); Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (1988 – 1991)Presidential Assistant on Military Affairs (1968 – 1969)
Legislati: None
Others: 8th Place in the Civil Engineering Board Licensure Examination (1953)
Worked under other Administrations:
MARCOS as Chief of the Philippine Constabulary; AFP Vice Chief of Staff
C. AQUINO as Armed Forces Chief of Staff; Secretary of National Defense
ESTRADA as Member National Security Council
ARROYO as Special Ambassador; Member of the Council of State, Member National Security Council

Personal Details
Born: March 18, 1928 Lingayen, Pangasinan
Political Parties: LAKAS-National Union of Christian Democrats (LAKAS-NUCD), National Union of Christian Democrats-United Muslim Democrats of the Philippines
Parents: Narciso Rueca Ramos and Angela Marcos Valdez
Spouse: Amelita Jara Martinez
Children: Angelita Ramos, Josephine Ramos, Carolina Ramos, Cristina Ramos, Gloria Ramos
Education: University of the Philippines High School, Manila, (1940-1941), Mapua Institute of Technology High School, Manila, (1942-1944), Centro Escolar de SeƱoritas Boys’ High School, Manila, (1945), United States Military Academy at West Point (1950), Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois (1951) ; Master in National Security Administration, National Defense College of the Philippines (1969) ;Master in Business Administration, Ateneo de Manila  University (1980)
Profession: Professional Soldier, Civil Engineer

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