The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees from 1998

Aquino, Corazon Cojuangco

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

Ying Ruocheng

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