On behalf of the officials and employees of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of His Excellency former President Fidel V. Ramos, who passed away today, 31 July 2022.
President Ramos served as the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. It was during his administration that the Philippines, under his vision "Philippines 2000", became the "tiger cub economy in Asia," as he was widely credited for spearheading economic reforms in the country.
We remember President Ramos as a strong and decisive leader under whose administration government budgeting took on the mission of becoming an instrument for economic growth. In 1992, his administration's Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) made improving the quality of life of every Filipino its development vision.
As tributes pour in remembering the legacy of the former President, we will honor him by continuing to work hard to achieve our common dream of a better nation for all.
May the Lord bless His diligent servant who worked hard for the upliftment of the Filipino people.
Rest in peace, Mr. President.