A simple housewife who became a widow and a symbol of a popular and peaceful revolution that deposed a tyrant; a reluctant but brave political candidate who became the 11th President of the Republic of the Philippines and an icon of nonviolent democratic aspiration the world over
Awardees from 1998
The director of the Future Light Orphanage on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The founder and the head of one of Pakistan's largest public health organisations who spearheaded a life-long mission of providing "free public health care with dignity".
Former President of Bangchak Petroleum who was appointed deputy governor of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand
A lover of the theater and himself a prolific stage actor; in 1952, two years after communism triumphed over China, co-founded the Beijing People’s Art Theater; a cultural ambassador who uses the stage and his ability to work in both the Chinese and Western mediums for inter-cultural exchange