July 31, 2022 – The entire Department of Education (DepEd) mourns the passing of former President Fidel V. Ramos. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers to the Ramos family in this time of sorrow.

President Ramos will be remembered for championing education. During his term, he signed various education bills into law such as the Science and Technology Scholarship Law (RA 7687), the Dual Training System Act of 1995 (RA7686), the CHED Law (RA 7722), the TESDA Act (RA 7796), as well as a national system of excellence for teacher education under RA 7784, among others.

Today, we lost an advocate of education who believed that “while growth in material terms is necessary and gainful, such material growth cannot be achieved without the corresponding effort to increase the people’s intellectual capacity and moral strength. This is the task of education which, is the right of every citizen to receive, and the responsibility of the government to provide”.

We are one with the Filipino nation in remembering his legacy as a leader of this country.

The Philippine flag in all of the offices of the Department of Education and schools shall be flown at half-mast until after the burial.