FVR In The Eyes Of Reporters: An Ally Of Democracy, Free Press

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MANILA, Philippines — A general who restored and guarded the country’s democracy. A president who knew the importance of a free press.

These were how several reporters pictured late former president Fidel V. Ramos as they paid homage to him Friday night at The Heritage Park in Taguig City.

According to them, FVR — as most people would recognize him — was a workaholic; someone who brought political stability and economic growth to the country.

Markedly, they said, FVR could be regarded as the most approachable and available president who understood the benefits of a thriving free press for a country — although he found some news disagreeable. He was always game…

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