The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

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RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee VIENTIANE RESCUE

“It’s not just about figures on a sheet of paper. Not about statistics. It’s way more than this. It’s about the way we do it. The way we care for the victims of the road. With love. Love and compassion, when our volunteers do their best to alleviate the suffering of victims and their families.”RelatedVientiane […]

December 9, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATION VOLUNTEERS

“I believe the greatest asset of our volunteers is their ability to foster these relationships on the ground. By establishing personal friendships, JOCVs are able to gain a unique and deep understanding of the society and its needs—all the while respecting local practices and values. It is in this spirit of companionship that JOCVs have […]

December 9, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee DOMPET DHUAFA

“We dedicate this award to all the poor people who have the passions and work-ethos to rise despite the limitations. We also would like to present this award to donors both individuals and institutional who have earnestly lend a hand and move together to lift up the dignity of the poor. ”RelatedDompet Dhuafa (Awardee) 2016 […]

December 9, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES

“This award proves the skeptics wrong. Indeed, gender and age are irrelevant in this crusade, the primary qualification being unassailable integrity, earned through consistent application of the rule of law. I pray that you —and all young Filipinos —imbibe the same moral value and pass it on to the next generation.”RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee) 2016 […]

December 9, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THODUR MADABUSI KRISHNA

“Democracy demands that society’s wealth, physical and cultural be shared with openness, respect and love. This calls for empathy and not just tolerance; an embrace not putting up with one another.RelatedKrishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee) Cultures are not bound by the lines that we draw on a map. It is in fact art that reveals to […]

December 9, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee BEZWADA WILSON

“This award goes to all the women who burnt their baskets to reject manual scavenging. And I dedicate this award to all those who lost their lives while cleaning the sewer lines. In this moment I remember my team members of Safai Karamchari Andolan spread across all states of India. They worked hard, indeed poured […]

December 9, 2016

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IN PHOTOS: The 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Relive the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards through choice highlights of some of the events during this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards Festival Week, and see the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees spread hope and inspiration through our curated gallery.RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee)Dompet Dhuafa (Awardee)Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Awardee)Krishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee)Vientiane Rescue (Awardee)Wilson, Bezwada (Awardee) Ramon Magsaysay […]

October 24, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ANSHU GUPTA

“I hope that when the celebrations around this year’s award are over, there will be some people out there—from the governments, academia, development sector, research organizations, policy makers, opinion leaders and decision makers—who will see this work as a possibility which can turn the tide on the colossal waste we all are facing.”RelatedGupta, Anshu (Awardee) […]

February 6, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee LIGAYA FERNANDO AMILBANGSA

“I appeal for renewed efforts to develop a sensible program for dance education and conservation of indigenous dance forms, and to provide facilities conducive to the well-being of dancers. Allied to this, I appeal for more assistance and other incentives for academic research and publication.”RelatedFernando-amilbangsa, Ligaya (Awardee) 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee LIGAYA FERNANDO AMILBANGSA accepts […]

February 6, 2016

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RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee KYAW THU

“Despite the fact that we have increasing numbers of civil society organizations, we still have a lot to do to influence change in government policies to improve our economic and social environment. In Myanmar, there is a decline in moral standards and a worrisome trend towards materialism. The road towards our democratization, in my opinion, […]

February 6, 2016