LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Philippine flag in all government offices including schools in the province of Pangasinan were flown at half-mast as a sign of mourning and respect for the memory of former President Fidel V Ramos.
Governor Ramon Guico III issued Executive Order No. 0109, series of 2022, on July 31 mandating that the Philippine flag be flown at half-mast in all government offices (local and national) and in all private and public schools in Pangasinan.
“As a mark of deep respect for former President Fidel V. Ramos and his life of service to our nation, it is fitting to pay tribute to him as a reputable Pangasinense leader,” Guico said in his EO.
Guico noted that former President Ramos’ legacy to the Filipino is his unparalleled leadership which created political stability and economic progress for the Philippines.
The Philippine flag in half-mast will last for 10 days from sunrise to sunset until the day of interment of the former President.
Ramos was born in Lingayen and grew up in Asingan town.
He was the first Pangasinense who became President of the Republic of the Philippines. He served the country from 1992 to 1998.
Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil here mourned the death of the former President who died on Sunday, July 31, at the age of 94 at the Makati Medical Center.
Bataoil extended his condolences to the family of the former Chief Executive.
(Liezle Basa Inigo)