Fidel Ramos

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Fidel Valdez Ramos (born 1928) served as the 12th President of the Philippines until 1998, following the presidency of Corazon Aquino.

He had previously served as the head of the Philippine Constabulary during the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos, and has been criticized for imposing martial law as ordered by President Marcos. However, during the 1986 People Power Revolution against Marcos, Ramos switched sides and helped civilian protests that forced Marcos into exile. During his presidency, the Philippines' economy grew.