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FVR’s wake, funeral set from Aug. 4 – 9

The wake of former President Fidel V. Ramos will begin on Thursday, August 4, at the Heritage Park in Taguig City while his funeral will be on August 9 at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), his family revealed.

(Photo via Philippine Army) 

In a statement shared by the Philippine Army (PA) to reporters on Tuesday night, August 2, Ramos’ grandson, Sam Ramos-Jones, thanked the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Office of the President, and their family’s friends and supporters for helping them in the wake and funeral arrangements.

“Our family is truly grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support and well wishes. As we grieve, let us also celebrate a rich life – dedicated in service to this nation and its people,” he said.

“To help us manage the flow of guests and better adhere to COVID-19 precautions, we have designated certain dates and times for groups and sectors. We thank everyone for their cooperation,” he added.

The details of the wake and funeral are as follows:

Thursday, August4

7:00 am – 2:30 pm Government Officials

3:00 – 4:30 pm Members of the Ramos Cabinet and RPDEV

5:00pm – Service/Mass

6:30 pm – 8pm Prepared Tributes

10:00 pm onwards – end of visiting hours

Friday, August5

7:00 am – 2:30 pm Government Officials, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the Business Community, and Members of Civil Society Organizations

3:00 – 4:30 pm Former Malacañang Press Corps, DND Press Corps, and FOCAP

5:00pm – Service/Mass

6:30 pm – 8pm Prepared Tributes

10:00 pm onwards – end of visiting hours

Saturday, August6

7:00 am – 2:30 pm Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement, and the West Point Society

3:00 – 4:30 pm Rotary Club of Manila

5:00pm – Service/Mass

6:30 pm – 8pm Prepared Tributes

10:00 pm onwards – end of visiting hours

Sunday, August7

7:00 am – 2:30 pm Public Viewing

3:00 – 4:30 pm “Ex-Men,” Campaigners, Former OP Executives, OPSOG, LAKAS Founders, and Close-in Staff

5:00pm – Service/Mass

6:30 pm – 8pm Prepared Tributes

10:00 pm onwards – end of visiting hours

Monday, August 8

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Public Viewing

5:00pm – Service/Mass

6:30 pm – 8pm Prepared Tributes

10:00 pm onwards – end of visiting hours

Tuesday, August 9

10:00 am – Inurnment at Libingan ng mga Bayani

For the duration of the wake, Ramos’ family encouraged guests to wear white.

Further, they urged well-meaning individuals to donate to “charitable institutions close to FVR’s heart” instead of sending flowers.

These include the Veterans Memorial Medical Center; Philippine Red Cross; Hero Foundation, Inc.; ABS-CBN Lingod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.; Center for Health Improvement and Life Development (CHILD) Haus; JG Patnubay Foundation; and Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc. (RPDEV).

Ramos died last Sunday, July 31. He was 94.

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