Robin Padilla Grateful to Fidel V. Ramos for Giving Him “2nd Life”

Sen. Robin Padilla Speaks about Gratitude to Former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos

ROBIN PADILLA – The actor expressed that he will never forget the late former President Fidel V. Ramos as the one who gave him a second life.

Last July 31, the family of the late former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos announced that he died at the age of 94 years old. Many people including her closest friends in the political arena were shocked by the death of the former President.

Former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos’ cause of death is COVID-19 as confirmed by his family. Prayers and messages of condolences and sympathy poured for the family of the former Chief Executive who served the country from 1992 to 1998.

Prior to becoming the president of the Philippines and the country’s second president after the People’s Power Revolution that ousted the Marcoses from Malacañang, he served as the chief of the Philippine Constabulary during the Marcos regime. He was a second-degree cousin of the late former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Former President Fidel Ramos
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Ramos has also served as the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the secretary of National Defense. In 2016, he was the country’s envoy to China amid the territorial disputes between the Philippines and the Chinese government.

A lot of high-profile politicians paid tribute to the late former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos. Many of them including former and incumbent government officials visited the wake of the former President. One of those who came is Sen. Robin Padilla.

Robin Padilla
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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Sen. Robin Padilla is grateful to former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos for giving him a 2nd life. He was the one who granted the actor pardon in 1997 when he was jailed and sentenced to 21-year imprisonment.

According to the report, Sen. Robin Padilla stressed that he will never forget that he is now here because of the help of former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos who granted him the pardon so he can be freed from jail. He tagged it as his “second chance”.

Several lawmakers paid respect to the late former President at his wake. Former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos’ funeral is set for Tuesday, August 9, 2022. He will be laid at Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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