“Tonight’s award–this one–is such a high for me because I am supposed to be already down, down, over the hill, and out, out, on the way out. But I look at this prize and you know what it says to me, what it shouts to me? Hear it hooraying: ‘Hey, guy, you’re not finished yet, […]
RelatedKejriwal, Arvind (Awardee) “Enactment of the Right to Information law has ushered in a new era in Indian democracy. In a democracy, people are the masters and the governments exist to serve them. But the situation is reverse in practice. Right to Information has tilted the balance of power in favor of ordinary people.”2006 Ramon […]
RelatedPark Won Soon (Awardee) “I always thought that good work could not be achieved by one person but by a group of people who share a common dream and common goals. This award is a result of not only my work but the work we have done together to make a better world.”2006 Ramon Magsaysay […]
RelatedGawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation (Awardee) “We in Gawad Kalinga are privileged to be among those who are striving to make a difference in the life of our nation. We are building beautiful and peaceful communities among the poor. In this effort, we are harnessing all sectors of Philippine society, and in doing so, we […]
RelatedEk Sonn Chan (Awardee) “Today, I come here to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for having rehabilitated a ruined public utility, bringing safe drinking water to a million people in Cambodia’s city. This is doubtless the most profound honor I have received. Words cannot express my deep appreciation and gratitude to the Foundation and its […]
RelatedRuit, Sanduk (Awardee) “On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of blinded cataract patients for whom I have played a small part in restoring their sight and giving them dignity in their lives, I accept this prestigious Award.”2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee SANDUK RUIT accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.
RelatedApostol, Eugenia Duran (Awardee) “To date, Magsaysay’s ideals live in 240 men and women and in sixteen institutions that echo his qualities in government service; public service; community leadership; journalism, literature, and creative communication arts; peace and international understanding; and emergent leadership. That I should be chosen as one of these men and women was […]
RelatedMeloto, Antonio (Awardee) “This award is a celebration of ordinary Filipinos who have found their strength, their voice and their power because they have decided to stop blaming one another and decided instead to work together. ”2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ANTONIO MELOTO, JR. accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.
RelatedLiang Congjie (Awardee) “This award is surely a great encouragement to me as well as to Friends of Nature. It is also a reminder to me that the road ahead of us is still long and even more difficult. I will always bear in mind that a good environment and sustainable development will not only […]
RelatedArputham, Jockin (Awardee) “By choosing to award me with this honour, you honour all the poor in cities around the world who are seeking change – change not just for ourselves in our own lives but also for the good of the cities in which we have to live together. Thank you.”2000 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee […]