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Fidel V. Ramos to be accorded state funeral on Aug. 9 — Palace


The government will hold a state funeral for former President Fidel V. Ramos on August 9, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

"The state funeral is a right of the family of a deceased president so yes, he will be accorded a state funeral with full military honors," Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said at a press briefing.

Whether President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. would go to Ramos' wake has not yet been confirmed, according to Cruz-Angeles, although this information won't be made public for "security reasons."

Ramos, who was the country's president from 1992 to 1998, died at the age of 94, his family announced on Sunday.

Marcos has declared a period of national mourning, offered his condolences to the family, and called on Filipinos to pray for Ramos' eternal repose.

Ramos served as the Philippine Constabulary chief and the vice chief of staff of the Armed Forces during the administration of the President's father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., who was ousted in a 1986 uprising in which Ramos played a key role. —VBL, GMA News

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