On Saturday, July 16, Fidel V. Ramos, former Philippine President, declared he accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be our special envoy to China in line with the disputed West Philippine Sea.
He also said he was already physically fit to accept the offer as he spoke with the reporters at Marco Polo Hotel Davao after his meeting with the President.
Mr. Ramos who admitted suffering from serious illnesses (including the one that affected the blood flow to to his brain.) said "I have been cleared by my doctors at the Makati Medical Center." adding that "he also wore a pacemaker". Nonetheless, he said he is now fine and even jumped to prove his point.
According to Ramos, being special envoy does not only entail going to China and talking with its leaders especially in the midst of the ruling on the West Philippine Sea. "I said before that there should already be a National Security Council,” he said. | DML - FNPH