Fidel Ramos - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Fidel Ramos


FALSE: 'Not one naval vessel' bought during Ramos administration

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:15 PM

There were 3 ex-British Peacock-class patrol vessels added to the Philippine Navy's fleet during Fidel Ramos' term

[OPINION | Newspoint] A never-ending cleanup

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

President Duterte may have been prodigious at making a mess, and far from done with it, but his is only the latest in a rarely broken run of messy Philippine leaderships

FALSE: ‘NSO’ figures comparing spending budget of 3 ex-presidents

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Except for the summary of expenditures for the Ramos administration, the rest of the figures cannot be attributed to the NSO

From Marcos to Duterte: How Philippine presidents handled their health problems

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:15 AM

In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

When ex-presidents skip the SONA

Jul 15, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) While they are not required to attend, former presidents can be invited to hear the incumbent's State of the Nation Address in person

NOT ATTENDING. Ex-president Benigno Aquino III declines an invitation to be present during President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st SONA.

Past attempts at a national ID system: A battleground of privacy, executive power

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The national ID system has gone through a lot of growing pains on its way to the desk of President Rodrigo Duterte

FVR congratulates 'Mr Mogato' for Pulitzer Prize

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:09 AM

'This is, indeed, an outstanding achievement for any respected journalist – a reflection of the dedication, personal discipline, and hard work you put in your chosen vocation,' former president Fidel Ramos says in his congratulatory letter to veteran journalist Manny Mogato

FVR. Former president Fidel V Ramos lauds journalist Manny Mogato, whom he has known since he was defense chief. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Former defense secretary Fortunato Abat dies

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:06 AM

(UPDATED) Fortunato Abad served as defense secretary from 1997 to 1998 under the administration of Fidel Ramos

From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order

From Marcos to Duterte: How media was attacked, threatened

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.

LOOK BACK: Past Charter Change attempts and why they failed

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Charter Change has been brought up by almost every administration since Martial Law

ATTEMPTS. Several administrations have tried to change the 1987 Constitution, which was created over 30 years ago. Photo by Rappler

WATCH: ASEAN Leaders Forum 2017 with Mahathir Mohamad and Fidel Ramos

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Two of the most influential ASEAN leaders talked about their achievements, leadership, and insights during a forum moderated by Rappler's Maria Ressa

Martial law, Marawi clash, Lebron James | Evening wRap

May 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

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#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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The relevance of the EDSA People Power Revolution, 31 years later

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away

Personalities involved in the People Power revolt link arms while singing during the celebration 31st EDSA revolution inside the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on February 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

STAKEOUT: 1986 People Power – Pagbabalik-tanaw

Feb 25, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad isang foreign journalist na nagla live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: We the Americans like to think we taught Filipinos democracy Tonight they are teaching the world

Ramos to Imelda: Come clean on hidden wealth, Ninoy's murder

Feb 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The former First Lady must be the one to speak for the family now because she knows more than any of the children says former President Fidel V Ramos

RAPPLER TALK. Former President Fidel Ramos speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa

Ramos to Duterte: Stop saying you'll die soon

Feb 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Former president Fidel V Ramos: You have a lot of things to do And people will support you We don t want the President to be disposed of just like that You were elected for 6 years And you fulfill it

Impunity in PH? Ramos says 'it's starting to be like that'

Feb 12, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Former Philippine president Fidel V Ramos also says the government should reconsider President Rodrigo Duterte s plan to tap the military to lead the war on drugs

Palace defends Duterte: He's 'more visionary', 'transformational'

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Malacañang reacts to former president Ramos who expressed concern that Duterte appears to be making decisions without first consulting his Cabinet members

President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

Rappler Talk: FVR on Marcos, Duterte, law enforcement and foreign policy

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The nation s elder statesman shares his thoughts on recent events

Duterte: Don't let sentiment, compassion taint judgment

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Whether or not he became good or bad along the years that is not for me to decide President Rodrigo Duterte says of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

NOT A HERO. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his decision to allow a Marcos burial at the heroes' cemetery, amid criticism from various sectors. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Marcos burial, William Brownfield, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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Human rights abuses under Martial Law? Ask Ramos – Imee Marcos

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos points out that Fidel Ramos headed the Philippine Constabulary which conducted arrests and other abuses during Martial Law

'ASK HIM.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (right) tells her father's critics to direct their questions to former President Fidel Ramos (left). File photos by Rappler

Duterte, Ramos have 'very warm' meeting in Palace

Nov 14, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Despite their differing opinions former president Fidel Ramos and President Rodrigo Duterte talk like friends who obviously respect each other

'VERY WARM.' President Duterte and former President Fidel Ramos meet at Malacañang Palace on November 14, 2016. Photo by SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

Rodrigo Duterte, Fidel Ramos, Clinton-Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Duterte confirms Ramos resignation as special envoy to China

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:41 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he s still open to consulting former president Fidel Ramos in the future but adds that he has his own way of assessing issues

RESIGNATION. Former president Fidel Ramos has resigned as the government's special envoy to China. Rappler file photo

Ramos to gov't: Ratify climate deal or Filipinos will suffer

Oct 30, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Former president Fidel V Ramos wants President Rodrigo Duterte to approve the climate deal so the Senate may ratify it because it would advance the interests of Filipinos

In this file picture taken on November 25, 2013, a ship is washed ashore crushing houses in Tacloban, Leyte Province, after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. Noel Celis/File/AFP

After criticism, Ramos rallies support for Duterte

Oct 16, 2016 - 8:46 AM

One can only hope that in the next 100 days we will have more of the good than the bad

TWO LEADERS. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with former president Fidel V. Ramos during the Testimonial Dinner Reception organized by the San Beda Law Alumni Association on July 14, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Special envoy FVR to skip Duterte's China visit

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Former President Fidel Ramos has called out President Rodrigo Duterte s sustained tirades against the the United States the country s longest treaty ally

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45 PM

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Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:31 AM

I insist that we realign There will be no more exercises next year says President Rodrigo Duterte

INDEPENDENT FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will chart an independent foreign policy even as he maintains ties with treaty allies. File photo

United Nations, Duterte ratings, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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FVR defends Obama, Ban Ki-moon from Duterte rants

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:37 PM

The former president also advises President Duterte that better relations with China and Russia need not come at the cost of the Philippines strong ties with the US

PRESIDENTIAL MENTOR. Former president Fidel Ramos gives President Rodrigo Duterte some advice on foreign policy. File photo by AFP

Fidel Ramos, Negros Island Region, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Duterte stuck in '20th century thinking' – FVR

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:54 AM

The 88 year old former president also tells the 71 year old Duterte that he s young enough to change his ways

'UNSOLICITED ADVICE.' President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Former President Fidel Ramos during the Testimonial Dinner Reception organized by the San Beda Law Alumni Association at the Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan City, Manila on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Communists to Duterte: Be wary of 'Amboy top dog' FVR

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines says the former president is set to lead a pro US team to pressure President Rodrigo Duterte to keep ties with the US

'LOSING BADLY.' Former President Fidel Ramos says President Rodrigo Duterte should 'correct the most serious flaws in our national leadership'

Palace 'respects' Ramos' comments on Duterte

Oct 10, 2016 - 3:55 PM

While Abella says Ramos comments are worth looking into he emphasized that Duterte is a man of action

'MIXED REACTIONS.' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella admits there has been mixed reactionn to President Duterte's statements. File photo by Albert Alcain/PPD

Ramos: PH 'losing badly' in Duterte's first 100 days

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Former president Fidel V Ramos says President Rodrigo Duterte became stuck in unending controversies about extrajudicial killings of drug suspects and in his ability at using cuss words and insults

DUTERTE AND FVR. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Former President Fidel V. Ramos during the Testimonial Dinner Reception organized by the San Beda Law Alumni Association on July 14, 2016. Photo by TOTO LOZANO/PPD

Ramos denies giving 'drug list' to Duterte

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:10 PM

In the official Malacañang video and transcript of the speech President Rodrigo Duterte is shown making the claim that he got his drug list from former president Fidel Ramos

'NO WAY.' Former President Ramos says he never gave President Duterte a 'drug list.' Photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Dela Rosa vs drugs, FVR to HK, Robredo on Marcos | 6PM wRap

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:47 PM

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FVR flies to HK for 'icebreaker' talks with China contacts

Aug 08, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The former president plans to meet his Chinese friends for exploratory talks which he hopes will pave the way for formal negotiations between the Philippines and China

RAMOS' MISSION. Former President Fidel Ramos holds a press conference before his flight to Hong Kong on August 8, 2016. Photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Ramos, Carina, Clinton | 6PM wRap

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:17 PM

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NSC to Ramos: Begin China talks with 'things we agree on'

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:08 PM

The National Security Council chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte gives the guiding principles for former president Fidel Ramos mission to Beijing

BEIJING MISSION. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Former President Fidel V. Ramos during the Testimonial Dinner Reception organized by the San Beda Law Alumni Association at Club Filipino in San Juan City, Manila on July 14, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte thanks Aquino for 'ace card' Hague ruling

Jul 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he asked the country s past leaders for advice on how to proceed in the maritime dispute Arroyo and Estrada recommended caution

CONSULTING HIS 'ELDERS.' President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the National Security Council meeting during which he consults with 4 former Philippine presidents on the West Philippine Sea dispute. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

'Master, pa-edit po': Photo of PH presidents turned into memes

Jul 28, 2016 - 5:30 PM

How would you edit an epic photo of 5 Philippine presidents?

Aquino, Arroyo snub each other at NSC meeting

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:34 PM

UPDATED An awkward encounter between the two former presidents in Malacañang brings to mind another cringe worthy incident involving them 6 years earlier

'POWER RANGERS.' President Duterte poses with all 4 living former presidents, Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Fidel Ramos, and Benigno Aquino III. Photo from Presidential Photographers' Division

Aquino, Arroyo attend NSC meeting on Hague ruling

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Former presidents Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo set aside their differences to join President Rodrigo Duterte in his first National Security Council meeting

IN FULL FORCE. (Second front left to right) Former presidents Gloria Mapacagal-Arroyo, Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Benigno Aquino III attend the National Security Council meeting on July 27, 2016. Malacanang photo release

Memorable quotes from past SONAs

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles some memorable lines from the state of the nation addresses of the country's presidents