President Ramos signed Republic Act 7889, which created UP Mindanao
The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) mourns the death of former president Fidel V. Ramos, who signed Republic Act 7889, an act creating the University of the Philippines Mindanao, into law.
Chancellor Lyre Anni E. Murao said the flag at the campus in Davao City will be flown half-mast for 10 days, starting the morning of August 1.
Ramos died last July 31, at the age of 94.
“President Ramos’s contribution to the establishment of UP Mindanao has led this UP constituent university to produce several generations of leaders and experts in Mindanao and beyond. We are forever grateful,” Murao said.
The 12th president personally attended the reenactment of the signing of RA 7889 in Davao City on February 21, 1995, and returned on February 22, 2008, to receive a certificate of appreciation from the UP Mindanao constituents.
On July 3, 1996, President Ramos also signed Proclamation 822, which reserved 204 hectares of land in Bago Oshiro and Mintal, Davao City, which now functions as UP Mindanao’s campus.
Aside from this, he also signed Proclamation 1252 and Proclamation 1253, creating the Laak (Davao de Oro) and Marilog (Davao City) land reservations for UP Mindanao’s research, instruction, forest rehabilitation and protection, biodiversity conservation, crops and livestock production and management, and upland communities training and development.
FVR will be remembered for his immense contributions and programs for national development.