CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City—The Armed Forces of the Philippines rendered full military honors on Tuesday, August 9, to former president Fidel V Ramos during the state funeral for the 12th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

A battalion-sized contingent of honor guards tendered departure honors for the late president at Heritage Park where he was laid in state.

This was followed by another battalion-sized honor, a funeral march, and a 21-gun salute at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani for his inurnment.

AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente O Bacarro PA served as the military host during the honors. He was joined by Major Service Commanders and senior officers of the AFP.

The AFP joined the Filipino nation in a 10-day of national mourning that ends today, August 9. All military camps also displayed the Philippine Flag at half-staff from July 31 until today, following the reading of the official notice of death of the former President.

“President Fidel V Ramos left a legacy of leadership, excellence, and sterling public service to the entire Filipino nation. He shall always be remembered with high respect and admiration from his former colleagues, subordinates, and peers,” the AFP said in its tribute.///

(Photos by SN1 Viluan (Ret)/PAO, AFP)