Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos dies at 94

This file photo taken on August 13, 2016 shows Philippines' former president Fidel Ramos gesturing during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo in Manila. (NOEL CELIS / AFP)

MANILA – Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos died from COVID-19 complications on Sunday afternoon at the age of 94.

Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles, Press Secretary of Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, confirmed Ramos' death.

"It is with great sorrow that we learn (about) the passing of President Fidel V. Ramos. He leaves behind a colorful legacy and a secure place in history for his participation in the great changes in our country, both as military officer and chief executive," she said.

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"We deeply condole with his family, friends, classmates, and associates and keep him in our prayers," Angeles said.