The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awards Ceremonies

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RESPONSE: 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee KA HSAW WA

“There are many people like me who work every day, in secret, in hiding, and at great risk to themselves to protect their people and their planet. This award is for all those people who choose to address human rights and environmental abuses and who keep their commitment to justice in their hearts.”RelatedKa Hsaw Wa […]

March 22, 2017

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RESPONSE: 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee KRISANA KRAISINTU

“It is with great hope that humanity still has a heart filled with compassion that goes beyond the color of one’s own skin and one’s own borders; a hope that people will begin to realize that our brothers and sisters are dying in tragic numbers; and a hope that people truly are more important than […]

March 22, 2017

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RESPONSE: 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee MA JUN

“Today the fast growth of the world’s population, and the even faster expansion of the scale of consumption and manufacturing, quickly consume the world’s limited resources and put mounting pressure on its fragile ecosystem. Meanwhile, a rising public awareness, evolving government policy, and an emerging sense of corporate responsibility have set the stage for participatory […]

March 22, 2017

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RESPONSE: 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee DEEP JOSHI

“I learnt from this encounter what professional schools never taught me, that knowledge alone does not make you a professional. Knowledge must have a social purpose and that comes from a concern for others, empathy with others. It comes from the heart, just as knowledge resides in the head.”RelatedJoshi, Deep (Awardee) 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee […]

March 22, 2017

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RESPONSE: 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ANTONIO OPOSA, JR.

“Today, the good Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation gives me this great honor. Thank you from my inmost heart of hearts. Thirty years ago, I met an accident and went through unspeakable pain and humbling suffering. It taught me one important lesson: honor and fame, like power and money, are important not for what they are, […]

March 22, 2017

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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee VIENTIANE RESCUE

In 2007, a small team of volunteers in the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of Lao PDR used a donated ambulance to create “Rescue Vientiane Capital” to provide first-aid service on the city’s roads, but only on weekends. In 2010, Sebastien Perret, a Frenchman living in Laos and a trained paramedic and firefighter, aghast at […]

January 4, 2017

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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THODUR MADABUSI KRISHNA

During the period 2011-2013, KRISHNA brought his passion and artistry to war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka, the first Karnatik musician to tour that region in three decades, and launched two festivals to promote “culture retrieval and revival” in that country. More recently, he conducted, with a prominent environmentalist, a free festival of “art healing” on the […]

January 4, 2017

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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee BEZWADA WILSON

Fifty years old, BEZWADA WILSON has spent 32 years on his crusade, leading not only with a sense of moral outrage but also with remarkable skills in mass organizing, and working within India’s complex legal system. SKA has grown into a network of 7,000 members in 500 districts across the country. Of the estimated 600,000 scavengers […]

January 4, 2017

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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee DOMPET DHUAFA

DOMPET DHUAFA has grown phenomenally to become the largest philanthropic organization in Indonesia today, in terms of donations received. In 2015, DD collected total donations equivalent to USD 20.2 million With offices in twelve Indonesian provinces and five foreign countries, DD’s 200 employees, and 10,000 volunteers have reached thirteen million beneficiaries as of 2015, of […]

January 4, 2017

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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES

Recognizing that corruption is not just a matter of persons but systems, she took the initiative in creating an integrity management-based program that mobilizes government agencies and the public and addresses the lack of strategy and direction in the overall anti-corruption campaign. She advocated the passage of legislation to strengthen the OMB’s investigative, disciplinary, asset […]

January 4, 2017