December 23, 1996 |
President Fidel V. Ramos underwent cardiovascular surgery in Manila and was in good condition, senior government officials said. Agriculture Secretary Salvador Escudero told reporters that the surgery was successful and that the president was in "super" condition. When Ramos, 68, was admitted to the hospital, doctors said he was to undergo checks because of an earlier throat infection. But television reports said he was tested for a blockage in an artery.
May 13, 1992 |
Miriam Defensor Santiago expressed confidence that her early lead in the Philippine presidential tally would withstand any challenge from the other candidates to replace Corazon Aquino, who declined to seek another term. But election officials cautioned that no trend in the presidential voting will be apparent before the weekend. The latest count showed Santiago ahead with 536,644 votes, or about 27%. Former Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos had 461,078 votes, or about 23%.
May 11, 1995 |
President Fidel V. Ramos claimed an overwhelming midterm endorsement of his 3-year-old government that he said will allow him to speed up economic reforms and place more emphasis on solving social problems. Ramos' coalition was leading in 10 of 12 Senate races as counting continued from Monday's elections, according to the unofficial National Movement for Free Elections. Ramos also said his allies were leading in 183 of 204 House races as well as 68 of 76 provincial governorships.
December 25, 1996 |
President Fidel V. Ramos was back on his feet a day after undergoing surgery in Manila to remove a blockage in a major artery. He said he was feeling "very well." Dressed in a yellow T-shirt and hospital pajamas and waving an unlit cigar, Ramos spoke to reporters in his hospital suite after meeting senior Cabinet ministers there.
February 9, 1992 |
Many of the candidates hoping to succeed Philippine President Corazon Aquino formally kicked off their campaigns Saturday, but Aquino made good her promise not to run. Ignoring Friday's filing deadline, Aquino defied skeptics by becoming the first incumbent president not to file for reelection. Instead, she endorsed former Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos as her favorite in the May 11 election.
August 23, 1988
Two men opened fire outside a restaurant in the Manila suburb of Makati where South Korean opposition leader Kim Dae Jung was attending a dinner party with Philippine Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos, police said. Neither Kim nor Ramos were injured in the gun battle, in which one assailant and two of Ramos' bodyguards were wounded.