Maj. Gen. Fortunato Abat was born on June 10, 1925, and died on March 7, 2018.
He was a Filipino army general and politician.
He served as the 20th Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND), Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and Commanding General of the Philippine Army.
About served as the Commanding General of the Philippine Army from March 28, 1976, to March 28, 1981
After retirement, he has continued to play a role in Philippine politics, without escaping controversy.
He formed the National Coalition for Solidarity (NCS) and the Movement for National Salvation (VMS) called on for the resignation of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
During December 2005, he was arrested after he called on the formation of a revolutionary government, of which he is the new President of the Philippines, and called on the resignation of Pres.
However, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in view of the latter’s allegations of corruption.
He died at 92 years old.