Ramos, Fidel Valdez
Ramos, Fidel Valdez(fēdĕl` väldĕs` rä`mōs), 1928–, Philippine general and politician, president of the Philippines (1992–98), b. Lingayen. A career army officer, he became deputy chief of staff of the armed forces in 1981 and chief of staff in 1986. When Corazon AquinoAquino, Corazon
(Maria Corazon "Cory" Aquino) , 1933–2009, Philippine politician, president of the Philippines (1986–92), b. Maria Corazon Cojuangco. Her husband, Benigno Servillano "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.
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, 1917–89, Philippine political leader. A lawyer and aide to Manuel Roxas (1946–47), he was elected to congress in 1949, serving in the House of Representatives (1949–59) and Senate (1959–65).
..... Click the link for more information. 's "victory" in the corrupt 1986 presidential elections, Ramos's support for her was a major factor in her ultimate success. During the Aquino administration he served (1988–92) as defense secretary, continuing to support her strongly through several coup attempts. In 1992 Ramos won the Philippine presidency with Aquino's backing. During his presidency the country experienced economic growth. Ramos sought to cut and restructure the country's bloated bureaucracy and to prosecute tax evaders. Ramos supported Rodrigo DuterteDuterte, Rodrigo Roa
, 1945–, Philippine lawyer and political leader. He joined the prosecutor's office in Davao, Mindanao, in 1977, served as mayor of the city (1988–98), was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives (1998–2001), and served again as
..... Click the link for more information. in his run for the presidency and was appointed (2016) special envoy to China, but he soon became bluntly critical of Duterte and resigned.