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Amelita Ramos (born Amelita Martinez) was the wife of President Fidel Ramos and was
the eleventh First Lady of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.
Prior to Amelita Ramos, most other Filipino first ladies remained housewives. Mrs
Ramos raised some eyebrows when, upon the election of her husband as president, she
refused to give up her job as the registrar of a prominent Manila high school.
Amelita Ramos was a particularly visible advocate of the environment and of sports.
She was most associated with the sport of badminton, and served as the president
of the Philippine Badminton Association.