Ramos vows to be vocal critic

Outgoing President Fidel Ramos warned last night he will not stay silent if his legacy of solid growth and stability is put at risk by his successor after Monday's elections.

Friday, 8 May, 1998, 12:00am

Ramos takes political break at forum dinner

One of the highlights of the World Economic Forum, as far as networkers were concerned, did not take place in the Convention Centre but at a dinner hosted by Asia House at the Mandarin in honour of Philippine President Fidel Ramos.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Rich Ramos mix-up

It was nice bumping into Angel Ramos again, an old friend and former colleague of mine. Angel is, of course, Philippine President Fidel Ramos' daughter and was in town with her dad for the World Economic Forum.

17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Philippines back to business

The Philippines can focus on its economic troubles now that President Fidel Ramos has defused a political time bomb at home, Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo says.

24 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

People power

Memories are long and vivid in the Philippines, and there was more than a touch of deja vu about the huge rally at the weekend which coincided with President Fidel Ramos' firm statement that he would not run for-relection. The people and the church seem persuaded that Mr Ramos will step down, and that any constitutional changes will be enacted only after he has gone.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Ramos plan helps drive profit-taking

Share prices closed lower on profit-taking following Tuesday's sharp gains and political worries fuelled by President Fidel Ramos' refusal to rule out a bid for a second term, dealers said.

The Composite Index bounced back from the day's low of 2,189.73 points on gains in selected banks amid waning fears about the peso and interest rates, they said.

11 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

So corrupt

When General Fidel Ramos became President of the Philippines, he drew up a plan which he called Philippines 2000. His plan was to modernise the nation through industrialisation and mechanisation of agriculture.

Banners proclaiming Philippines 2000 were hoisted above schools and in government offices and that is about as far as the campaign has got.

17 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Rambler Ramos seeks $40m

President Fidel Ramos, dubbed 'the footloose leader' because of his frequent trips abroad, has asked Congress for 137 million pesos (HK$40.66 million) to visit 11 countries next year.

Mr Ramos wants to make the trips 'to meet international commitments and reciprocate visits by other leaders'.

25 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

First Lady centre of attention

THE Philippines' First Lady, Amelita Ramos, yesterday lent moral support to the thousands of Filipino workers in Hong Kong - and got into the swing of things by providing a little music herself.

The wife of President Fidel Ramos demonstrated her musical skills at the opening of a community centre in Kennedy Town.

27 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Vote for those who deliver

FILIPINO voters are not unique in their love of film stars and television personalities, nor in their tendency to allow regional loyalties to colour their view of national events. However, the people of the Philippines have paid a unique price for the poor quality of their politicians. The country sank into poverty as the rest of Asia was buoyed by affluence.

8 May 1995 - 12:00am

TV praised

THE documentary programmer, The Discovery Channel, has begun filming the Asian portion of its Global Image Campaign to celebrate the channel's 10th anniversary in June.

19 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Not treated like VIPs

I AM a frequent traveller to Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila and am concerned about the treatment received by Filipino workers who are returning home from overseas jobs.

8 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Imelda back in the news

MUCH in the news these days in Britain is Group 4 - a company awarded the franchise to escort prisoners to and from jail, and who within a few weeks in business have managed to ''lose'' nine of their charges, a scandal that has come to be known as Opengate.

10 May 1993 - 12:00am

Businessman tries hotel lobbying

AN intriguing guest at the Island Shangri-La over the weekend was a Filipino businessman whose family business prospered under the Marcos and Aquino administrations.

Alas, when President Fidel Ramos came to power the businessman encountered a major problem - his former wife was aligned with a close confidant of Ramos and managed to deny him access to the President.

3 May 1993 - 12:00am

Triple dose of Asian Passion at JJ's

WE are Asian Passion'', cooed Janette de Ramos, Vilma Gardiner and Tess de Ramos in unison, somewhat stressing the obvious. And we were merely inquiring what they were all about.

16 Apr 1993 - 12:00am