The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) joins our people in mourning the death of former President Fidel V. Ramos, who died on Sunday, 31 July 2022, at the ripe age of 94.
Known for his trademark “thumbs-up” and “Kaya natin!”, FVR did not only inspire a nation with his hard work, but he steered it to be “The rising tiger of Asia”.
A celebrated soldier and a hero, FVR successfully brought peace in Mindanao and provided optimism to a nation as it reeled from the 1997 economic crisis.
As the country then shed its reputation as “the sick man of Asia”, FVR had proven that integrity and dedication to duty are indispensable elements of public service. Being a paragon for peace and progress, his passing ended an era but left a legacy worthy of emulation by people seeking to serve the nation.
The Philippines found a good son and a good father in FVR. We honor him by living up to his example of prudence, professionalism, and commitment to excellence. (Click here for full text)