VP Sara: FVR made peace possible in Mindanao

August 2, 2022 Cristina Lee-Pisco 160 views

VICE President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte yesterday expressed her deepest condolences to the family of former President Fidel V. Ramos, who passed away at the age of 94.

In a statement, Duterte saids “I am one with the whole nation in grieving over the loss of a leader who, during his presidency, made peace possible in Mindanao.”

Ramos signed in 1996 the peace agreement between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), ending the 24-year armed revolution headed by Nur Misuari.

The Vice President also cited other achievements of the former President like his socio-economic agenda subsequently improving the income of Filipino workers.

“May we find inspiration from FVR’s life and the immensity of the legacy that he built out of his love of country and fellow Filipinos,” the statement said.

FVR aggressively championed Filipino competitiveness in the global arena and through his socio-economic agenda called the “Philippines 2000,” liberalized the country’s economy– resulting in significant improvements in the average income of Filipino workers.

He was a real patriot–one who encouraged men and women in uniform to value their integrity as public servants, Duterte added.

Ramos succumbed to complications from COVID-19 at the Makati Medical Center on Sunday.