'The people are tired of constant political bickering'
A COUSIN of Ferdinand Marcos, Maj. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos withdrew his loyalty from the besieged president and joined the rebels at Camp Aguinaldo on February 22, 1986. His defection turned the tide in favor of the rebellion and deprived Marcos of loyal troops. Ramos's pivotal role in Edsa and his defense of the Aquino government against military rebels catapulted him to the presidency in 1992. He remains an outspoken critic of the governments that succeeded his and continues to be an influential force in Philippine political life.
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