Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Berna Romulo Puyat knew that many stories about the former President Fidel V Ramos would come out after news of his passing was announced to the public.
She wanted to share her own relationship with the late president.
FVR served as one of the ninongs of Berna and David Puyat when they got married in 1994. She shared that it was her dad who wanted FVR to be a ninong for the wedding so Berna gave a condition. He can only be ninong if he would also attend the wedding reception. Berna said she was embarrassed to find out that FVR knew about this and kept assuring her he would stay until the reception. He was a busy man but he made an exception for Berna and David.
“This episode affirmed that President Ramos was always a gentleman and an officer. He was a patriot that always believed in the Filipino, as a member of the international community,” Berna wrote.
FVR died on Sunday. He was 94. Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of FVR.