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Fidel Ramos

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The Resume

    (March 18, 1928-July 31, 2022)
    Graduated from numerous institutions including West Point
    Served for 40 years in the Philippines Armed Forces (1951-1991)
    During that time was Army Chief of Staff (1986-1988)
    Fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars
    Appointed Secretary of Defense by Corazon Aquino (1988-1992)
    President of the Philippines (1992-1998)
    Married with 5 daughters

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a cousin of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
    He was head of the Philippine Constabulary in the 70s; that agency has been accused of human rights abuses.
    The presidential election had 7-candidates; he won with 24% of the vote.
    He sometimes favored military officers in appointments to government positions.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He shrank the size of government.
    He switched sides in 1986 to the pro-democracy movement and has been a loyal supporter of it ever since.
    During his administration, he fought communists and Islamic separatists.
    He reformed the police force.
    The economy of the Philippines improved dramatically under his administration.
    He maintained consistently high approval ratings during his presidency.
    He blocked six attempts by the military to topple the new Philippine government.

Credit: Wang

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 72.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 105 Votes: 69.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 206 Votes: 69.42% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 274 Votes: 70.07% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 136 Votes: 75.00% Annoying