Philippines’ former president Fidel Ramos oversaw a rare period of steady growth and peace that won him the reputation as one of the country’s most effective leaders. Photo: AFP
Philippines’ former president Fidel Ramos oversaw a rare period of steady growth and peace that won him the reputation as one of the country’s most effective leaders. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ ex-president Fidel Ramos, who helped end Marcos dictatorship, dies at 94

  • He won the presidency in 1992 and was credited with steering the economy into a period of rapid growth until the 1997 financial crisis hit Southeast Asia
  • Known as FVR, he served as defence chief in the first post-dictatorship government led by widow of the slain Senator Benigno Aquino Jnr, a prominent Marcos critic

Philippines’ former president Fidel Ramos oversaw a rare period of steady growth and peace that won him the reputation as one of the country’s most effective leaders. Photo: AFP
Philippines’ former president Fidel Ramos oversaw a rare period of steady growth and peace that won him the reputation as one of the country’s most effective leaders. Photo: AFP
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