Solons mourn FVR passing

Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos listens to a question during a press conference at his office in Manila on November 21, 2016. – “It was an insult, it was a trivialisation of the role, the sacrifices of our armed forces…. Of course they (anti-Marcos forces) are entitled to protest,” Ramos told a news conference on November 21 as campaigners launched legal action, to exhume the body of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his burial in a national heroes’ cemetery triggered street protests. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

Davao City First District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte has expressed his sadness on the passing of former President Fidel V. Ramos on Sunday.

The former President was 94 years old.

“We join the whole nation in mourning for the passing of former President Fidel V. Ramos. He was 94. FVR was the country’s 12th President, who served from 1992 to 1998. Thank you, FVR,” said Duterte in a statement.

Meantime, ACT-CIS Partylist Representative Jocelyn Tulfo also extended condolences to the family of the late former President.

“Me, my family and the ACT-CIS Partylist express our condolences to the family of the former President. His decisive and remarkable leadership has lead the country in restoring its economic growth and stability and paved the way to technological developments. Truly, his invaluable service and contributions to the country will always be remembered and his passing will be mourned by the Filipino people and the nation,” said Tulfo.

The Ramos family confirmed the death of the former president on Sunday.

“The Ramos family is profoundly saddened to announce the passing of former President Fidel Valdez Ramos. We thank you all for respecting our privacy, as the family takes some time to grieve together,” they said in a statement.

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