June 27, 2011 by Post Team
Jo Ramos, Josephine “Jo” Ramos Martinez, a musician and athlete who died of lung cancer on Monday, June 27. Born January 18, 1957, Jo is the second of five daughters of former President Fidel V. Ramos and the former First Lady Amelia “Ming” Ramos.
She had decided to take a low-profile role as the influence of her mother, Ramos spokesman Ed Malaya said in a statement.Jo has a son with actor Lloyd Samartino, one of the hottest stars in local show business in the 80′s. Sergio, 17, is now a senior year studying music, theater and dance. Athletic, musically inclined Jo was a backup singer for the band Powerplay Gary Valenciano and Mon Faustino, and has performed in several concerts at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, with composers Louie Ocampo Outgoing and Maritess, international pianist and Rowena Arrieta.
The presidential daughter trained with renowned piano teacher Carmencita Guanzon-Arambulo, founder of the Music Workshop at Greenhills in Mandaluyong City.
He also studied at University College of Fine Arts in Mexico and attended the dance and music workshops in the United States.
Besides these, Jo was a champion water skier and member of the PR team National Water Ski Ladies, who have won medals at the Southeast Asian Games in the 70′s.
Jo died at Medical City in Pasig City at 1 am on June 27 due to lung cancer.
His remains are in the state in La Paz Funenaria in Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Para? Achaeans. The funeral will be July 1 to 12 hours, Malay said.
President Aquino has extended its “deepest condolences to the former President and Mrs. Fidel V. Ramos in the premature death of his daughter.”
“The loss of a loved one is serious, in fact, the disappearance of a child is particularly painful for parents The President said that President Ramos and the lady who will keep his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time of profound loss. “he said in a statement.
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