With great sadness, the Pinnacle Club Secretariat records the passing of Founding Patron General Fidel V Ramos (Retd) on 31 Jul 2022. On behalf of the Pinnacle Club, we offer our deepest condolences to his family, to members of the Philippines Chapter of the Pinnacle Club and to the Filipino people.
As you may know, Gen. Ramos was Chief of Staff of the Philippines Armed Forces from 1986 to 1988. He then became the Secretary of National Defence from 1988 to 1991. Finally, he served his country at the highest position as the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. Throughout his various positions of high responsibilities, Gen. Ramos left a legacy of exemplary leadership and of selfless service to his country.
The Pinnacle Club is honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Gen. Ramos who was most supportive of the formation of the Club in 2015. His vision of a club of retired military chiefs from the region to promote and strengthen the camaraderie and personal friendships forged during their active military service was profound and far-sighted. We will always remember Gen. Ramos as the epitome of a highly-accomplished military and political leader who commanded respect with his sheer intellect, natural and effusive charisma and an indomitable sense of humour.
Gen. Ramos will be greatly missed by all of us at the Pinnacle Club of ASEAN.