Following his death on July 31st, former president of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos’ time in power is being remembered fondly and as the ‘high point’ of post-EDSA Philippines Photo: Reuters/File
Following his death on July 31st, former president of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos’ time in power is being remembered fondly and as the ‘high point’ of post-EDSA Philippines Photo: Reuters/File
Mark R. Thompson
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Mark R. Thompson

Why ‘people power’ figure Fidel Ramos’ presidency was the ‘high point’ of a now lost liberal reformist era in the Philippines

  • Fidel Ramos was a key figure in the Philippines ‘people power’ uprising that toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos Snr
  • As president, Ramos was committed to good governance, but Duterte’s drug war and election of Marcos Jnr, this liberal reformist legacy appears lost

Following his death on July 31st, former president of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos’ time in power is being remembered fondly and as the ‘high point’ of post-EDSA Philippines Photo: Reuters/File
Following his death on July 31st, former president of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos’ time in power is being remembered fondly and as the ‘high point’ of post-EDSA Philippines Photo: Reuters/File
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