UCCP hon­or­ing FVR

Manila Bulletin - - National News -

For­mer pres­i­dent Fidel V. Ramos will be pre­sented with a spe­cial award as one of the United Church of Christ in the Philip­pines’ (UCCP) most il­lus­tri­ous and dis­tin­guished mem­bers at the Na­tional Thanks­giv­ing and Tes­ti­mo­nial Din­ner in his honor.

The UCCP will cel­e­brate the life and times of for­mer pres­i­dent Fidel V. Ramos for his heroic con­tri­bu­tions to na­tion build­ing.

At the qua­dren­nial gath­er­ing of nearly 500 church lead­ers, del­e­gates and in­ter­na­tional church part­ners, the UCCP Gen­eral Assem­bly held in Ca­gayan de Oro City last May 25, 2018 voted unan­i­mously to honor Ramos in a spe­cial oc­ca­sion for be­ing the only liv­ing Pres­i­dent who is a Protes­tant.

A Na­tional Thanks­giv­ing and Tes­ti­mo­nial Din­ner will be hosted by UCCP on Oc­to­ber 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Cen­ten­nial Hall of the Manila Ho­tel.

A cer­e­mo­nial book launch of Ramos’ vol­ume 21 of his work en­ti­tled, “Pros­per Thy Neigh­bor” will be spon­sored by the Ramos Peace and De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (RPDEV) at 5 p.m.

Born to a de­voted Chris­tian fam­ily in Lin­gayen, Pan­gasi­nan, he spent most of his boy­hood life in his home­town of Lin­gayen be­fore mov­ing to Manila for his stud­ies.

His par­ents, for­mer Sec­re­tary of For­eign Af­fairs Nar­ciso Ramos and An­gela Valdez, had a pro­found im­pact in his life.

The Ramos fam­ily is one of the found­ing fam­i­lies of the Cos­mopoli­tan Stu­dent Church (now known as UCCP Cos­mopoli­tan Church along Taft Av­enue, Manila) in 1933.

He re­mains as one of its loyal church mem­bers to this day.

Ramos or FVR, as he is fondly known, is widely rec­og­nized for his lead­ing role in top­pling the Mar­cos dic­ta­tor­ship through the EDSA Peo­ple Power Rev­o­lu­tion of 1986.

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