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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATION VOLUNTEERS

The work of JOCV volunteers improved lives, induced behavioral change, and transferred knowledge and skills to partners and communities in many countries. At the same time, their local immersion enriched them with an experience they brought back to Japan. “Alumni” JOCV volunteers have become leaders in volunteerism and development work, thus deepening and widening the […]

January 3, 2017

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PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THODUR MADABUSHI KRISHNA

The healing power of music is an idea that often does not rise beyond being a comfortable truism. But a young artist in India is showing that music can, indeed, be a deeply transformative force in personal lives and society itself. Born in 1976 to a Brahmin family, Thodur Madabusi Krishna was trained from the […]

December 12, 2016

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PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee VIENTIANE RESCUE

Laos is slowly coming into its own after decades of war and political instability.  New prosperity has fueled a tremendous increase in motorized vehicles resulting in a veritable anarchy of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and tuktuks (motorized tricycles) in and around the capital city, Vientiane.  Tragically, the road fatality rate in Laos is one of […]

December 12, 2016

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PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES

The Philippines is reputed to be one of the countries where large state resources are diverted to private gain and corruption is so “normalized” as to corrupt public morality itself. The creation of the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) in 1987 was meant to be a major step in the country’s anti-corruption campaign, yet like […]

December 12, 2016

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PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JAPAN OVERSEAS COOPERATION VOLUNTEERS

Scarred by the experience of war and tested by the demands of postwar reconstruction, Japan saw among her people the rising spirit of mutual help and commitment to peace and understanding in the world. A sterling example of this spirit is the community of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), a program established in 1965 under […]

December 12, 2016

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PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee BEZWADA WILSON

In India, manual scavenging is a blight on humanity. Consigned by structural inequality to the dalits, India’s “untouchables,” manual scavenging is the work of removing by hand human excrement from dry latrines and carrying on one’s head the baskets of excrement to designated disposal sites.  This degrading hereditary occupation involves 180,000 dalit households cleaning the […]

December 12, 2016

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PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee DOMPET DHUAFA

Zakat (“charity”) is a cornerstone of the Islamic faith.  It is the obligatory, annual tax on an adult Muslim’s wealth that is dedicated to helping the poor and needy.  With the world’s largest Muslim popu;ation, Indonesia’s potential zakat funds for social amelioration was estimated in 2015 at around 30 billion US dollars.  Sadly, only ten […]

December 12, 2016

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58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards: VICE PRESIDENT MARIA LEONOR ROBREDO

The 14th Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines, Maria Leonor Robredo, delivers her congratulatory remarks during the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on August 31, 2016. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.

December 9, 2016

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The 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards: CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation Chairman Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr. delivers the Chairman’s Message during the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila on August 31, 2016.

December 9, 2016

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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