• Quezon City, Philippines


Regarding former Philippine President Fidel Ramos’ Aug. 14 article, “Cory Aquino’s legacy of enriched freedom“: Cory Aquino was undoubtedly a kind, honest and unpretentious president, but she was ineffectual. To attribute “enriched freedom” to her is simply an intellectual exaggeration bordering on flatulence. However one belabors the point, freedom and democracy have not exactly served the Philippines well.

On another note, if he hadn’t written the referenced article, I would have said that Fidel Ramos was the kind of president the country needed to move forward.

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