Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita of Philippines

Ermita was a three-term congressman representing the first district of Batangas from 1992-2001.
Ermita is married to the former Elvira Ramos from Dipolog City with whom he has four children.
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MANILA, Philippines, Nov 19 (UPI) -- The Philippines armed forces Wednesday were deployed to the southern Mindanao region to counter increased kidnappings for ransom by rebel groups.
Ermita took his Defense Resource Management Course at Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, USA.
Writer Noralyn Mustafa wrote that Ermita is the strategist that Mrs.
Ermita was a colonel when martial law was proclaimed in 1972.
Ermita was the Vice-Chief of Staff in 1988 and Undersecretary of National Defense during the last major coup attempt in against the Aquino administration from 1988 to 1992.
From 1974 to the present, Ermita has retained a silent presence in different administrations, doing various tasks as military man, lawmaker, peace negotiator, presidential adviser on the peace process and of late, being the “little president.
Ermita was chairman of the Special Committee on the Peace Process and during the integration of the 10th Congress (1995-1998), he was Senior Vice-Chairman.
Ermita is a pioneer in the organization and management of the Civil-Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 1970-1985, eventually serving as the CRS’ Commanding General in 1985-1986, before and during the EDSA I People Power Revolution.
Executive Secretary Ermita was born on July 13, 1935 in Balayan, Batangas.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita has said that curbing corruption remains a top presidential priority in 2009.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Friday that the government is always ready to resume the peace negotiation with the communist rebels, who marked their 40th-anniversary celebrations on Friday.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Tuesday declared a Christmas holiday cease-fire, with communist rebels.
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Eduardo Ermita said Pilipinos are more politically more mature than the Thais.
This, as Ermita said the administration shares former President Fidel Ramos’ view that the present conditions are not ripe for another People Power revolution.
In a press conference, Ermita said CBCP president and Iloilo archbishop Angel Lagdameo’s call for a people power will “not happen," adding that one bishop’s sentiment is not necessarily the view of the CBCP which is composed of 97 bishops.
In the press conference, Ermita said it is not fair to say that it was only the Church that is responsible for the People Power II’s success.
In the same breath, Ermita said the President will not step down from her post just because several sectors in Metro Manila want her to step down.
Also, Ermita said despite Lagdameo’s calls, the government will not move to hinder the planned inter-faith rally on February 29.
Newly-appointed Philippine defense secretary Eduardo Ermita said Wednesday he would remain in his current post as chief government peace negotiator with rebel groups even as he pursues reforms in the military.
Ermita was active in helping revive talks between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which has been fighting for almost three decades to set up an Islamic state in the southern third of this largely Christian nation.
Being a man actively involved in the peace process, we expect Defense Secretary Eduardo Ermita to pursue vigorously the peace talks with the MILF," Kabalu said, adding Ermita was aware of conditions in the strife-torn south.
Ermita said he would push reforms in the military.
Arroyo had served as concurrent defense secretary in the interim until Ermita was appointed.
Ermita said the President wants the programs readied for discussion for a Cabinet meeting next week when she returns from China.
Lawyer Hazel Vitoria, legal counsel from Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panlegal (Saligan), said they have filed a “motion for reconsideration/motion to intervention” before the Office of the President believing that the April 16, 2008 decision of Ermita is “contrary to both law and jurisprudence.
the offer," Ermita said of Wahid’s invitation.
However, Ermita said no venue has yet been set for the talks.
facilitating the peace talks between the government and the MNLF.
the talks that could run between Jakarta, Manila, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
the offer," Ermita said in a radio interview Friday.
Ermita was guest speaker and honored by the PUP with an honorary Doctorate for Public Administration during the state university's commencement exercises at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Ermita said the government panel to be headed by Seguis should be first reconstituted prior to scheduling the date of talks resumption.
Ermita said that with the possibility of resuming talks with the MILF after the recomposition of the new government panel, the government need not “go through all the conditions” of a mechanism with which the government was to seek consultation with communities and stakeholders to pursue peace in Mindanao.
Ermita said talks over the Muslim minority’s so-called ancestral domain — communal land the rebels say was taken away from them after the state claimed all untitled land during the Spanish colonial conquest in the 16th century — would have to start all over again.
Ermita was presidential adviser on the peace process at the time of Perez's resignation.
recommend this to the President,” Ermita was quoted as saying.
Singapore, Sri Lanka, the United States and Venezuela.
different from the one who works for him as an assistant secretary.
bomber?” Ermita said of his assistant secretary.
saying that Bayam was his assistant secretary.
Ermita said this is the new paradigm on the peace process by mandating that henceforth, peace negotiations shall be refocused from one that is centered on dialogue with rebels to one of authentic dialogues with the communities and stakeholders who will formulate and determine, together with government, the enhanced road map for the peace process.
Ermita said covered by this review are the GRP-MILF peace talks, the stalled peace negotiation with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army-National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF), the implementation of the GRP-Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) peace agreement of 1996, the status of the past GRP-MLF interim agreements, the implementation of the GRP-Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Alex Boncayao Brigade (GRP/RPM/ABB) Agreement and the GRP-Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (GRP-CPLA) Agreement of 1986 and the applicable provisions of Republic Act 9054 (Organic Act for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM.
At the same time, Ermita said that in the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, and in connection with the on-going law enforcement campaign against lawless MILF groups that attacked our civilian communities recently, the President has directed that the highest respect for our Muslim brothers and sisters be afforded them during the month of Ramadhan.
Ermita said that utmost consideration must be given by law enforcement agencies to the unhampered observance of the tradition by peace-loving Mindanaoans.
Ermita said the President has expressed confident that the people in southern Philippines will be one with government in addressing this and helping I n putting to an end the vicious cycle of violence and poverty in some parts of Mindanao.
NDF to resume talks with government, seeks removal of terrorist tag — Ermita09/10/2008The National Democratic Front (NDF) is asking government to intervene with the United States and the European Union so as to be removed from their list of terrorists, Presidential spokesman Eduardo Ermita said in a press conference this afternoon.
Ermita said the government national security counterpart received an “overture” from the group of Luis Jalandoni, NDF chief, that the NDF will be ready to resume talks with government, but with pre-condition that there will be lifting of warrants of arrests, among others.
But, Ermita said government cannot dictate to the US or the EU.
Ermita said negotiations will be conducted in the context of DDR (disarmament, demobilization and rehabilitation.
Ermita said during the informal talks, there was reiteration of their demands, “but government maintained its position that the terrorist tag made by the US and EU composing of sovereign states will remain.
With the overtures of the NDF on resuming talks with the government, Ermita said it would be proper for the government to withold information from the NDF representatives who forwarded the message to the government.
run by parliament on two autonomous regions mandated by the 1987 Constitution.
But Ermita said they have been misinformed.