Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, widely credited for revitalizing and renewing international confidence in the Philippine economy, will discuss security in the Asia-Pacific region when he addresses students and faculty of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. on Wednesday (Oct. 5).

It will be held at the Chancellor’s Suite of the University Center starting at 1 p.m.

The event is open to the public.

The 12th Philippine president will be welcomed by Seton Hall president A. Gabriel Esteban, who is a Filipino-American and the first lay president of the university; and Dr. Larry A. Robinson, provost and executive vice president.

Ramos, a hero of the 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled Marcos’ 20-year dictatorship, promoted the principles of people empowerment and global competitiveness during his term as president from June 1992 to June 1998.

During his tenure, the Philippine economy recovered dramatically and a comprehensive social reform agenda was implemented.

He focused and converged on programs to fight poverty in accordance with the will of the Filipino people expressed by 229 reform laws enacted by Congress.

Ramos, who is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, achieved a peace agreement with military rebels and the (Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) southern secessionists which won for him and the Philippines the coveted 1997 UNESCO Peace Prize — the first for an Asian nation.
Community members who wish to attend the event must RSVP to Amanda Teckman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Oct. 3.