born on March 18, 1928 in Lingayen, Pangasinan popularly known as FVR His father, Narciso Ramos (1900–1986), was a lawyer, journalist and 5-term legislator of the House of Representatives, who eventually rose to the position of Secretary of Foreign Affairs. His mother, Angela Valdez-Ramos (1905–1977), was an educator, woman suffragette and daughter of the respected Valdez clan of Batac, Ilocos Norte making him a second degree cousin to Ferdinand Marcos.
Married to Amelita Martinez, on October 21, 1954. The couple had five daughters named Angelita Ramos- Jones, Josephine Ramos-Samartino (1957–2011), Carolina Ramos-Sembrano, Cristina Ramos-Jalasco and Gloria Ramos. The Presidency of Fidel V. Ramos spanned for six years from June 30, 1992 to June 30, 1998. Fidel Ramos was the second oldest person - following Sergio Osmeña - to become President of the Philippines at the age of 64.
Ramos received secondary education at the Centro Escolar University in Manila. He also graduated from the United States Military Academy with Bachelor of Science in University of Illinois, with masters degree in civil engineering. He also holds a masters degree in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ateneo de Manila University.
was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998 only Filipino to receive an honorary British Knighthood from the United Kingdom, the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George, which bestowed to him by Queen Elizabeth II in 1995. Ramos is the first and only non-Catholic President of the Philippines. He belongs to the Protestant United Church of Christ in the Philippines.
The first few years of his administration (1992–1995) were characterized by economic boom, technological development, political stability and efficient delivery of basic needs to the people. He is also the first Protestant President of the country and the only Filipino officer in history to have held every rank in the Philippine military from Second Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief
When President Fidel V. Ramos formally took over in 1992, his administration came face to face with publics who have lost confidence in the agrarianreform program. His administration committed to the vision “Fairer, faster and more meaningful implementation of the Agrarian Reform Program.
Republic Act No. 7881, 1995 o Amended certain provisions of RA 6657 and exempted fishponds and prawns from the coverage of CARP. • AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6657, ENTITLED "AN ACT INSTITUTING A COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM TO PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INDUSTRIALIZATION, PROVIDING THE MECHANISM FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES“ Republic Act No. 7905, 1995 o Strengthened the implementation of the CARP. • AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Executive Order No. 363, 1997 o Limits the type of lands that may be converted by setting conditions under which limits the type of lands that may be converted by setting conditions under which specific categories of agricultural land are either absolutely non-negotiable for conversion or highly restricted for conversion. • ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 363 - PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES FOR THE PROTECTION OF AREAS NON-NEGOTIABLE FOR CONVERSION AND MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 20 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Republic Act No. 8435, o (Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act AFMA) – Plugged the legal loopholes in land use conversion. • AN ACT PRESCRIBING URGENT RELATED MEASURES TO MODERNIZE THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES SECTORS OF THE COUNTRY IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THEIR PROFITABILITY, AND PREPARE SAID SECTORS FOR THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION THROUGH AN ADEQUATE, FOCUSED AND RATIONAL DELIVERY OF NECESSARY
Republic Act 8532, 1998 o (Agrarian Reform Fund Bill) – Provided an additional Php50 billion for CARP and extended its implementation for another 10 years. • AN ACT STRENGTHENING FURTHER THE COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM (CARP), BY PROVIDING AUGMENTATION FUND THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 63 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6657, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE CARP LAW OF 1988"