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 […]
RelatedAtmakusumah Astraatmadja (Awardee) “I feel proud to have been able to work together with them for many years. They include organized and unorganized groups of journalists and university students, and supporters of human rights in many places throughout the country.” 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ATMAKUSUMAH ASTRAATMADJA accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.
RelatedRoy, Aruna (Awardee) “The principles of democracy are universal. But for ordinary people, it is the practice of democracy that defines the principles. The socio-political circumstances of Asian countries like India, provide the opportunity to make democracy a vehicle of change, in which the collective wisdom of people is given the sanctity it deserves. ”2000 […]
RelatedRobredo, Jesse Manalastas (Awardee) “Indeed yielding power to the people is perhaps my greatest achievement as City Mayor. And the most important lesson that I have learned is that public servants should feel obliged to heed the people’s will always. Public servants are servant leaders. Their mission is ‘to serve and not to be served’.”2000 […]
The Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) pays tribute to NICK JOAQUIN, the National Artist for Literature (1976) and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts (1996) on May 4, 2017 at the CCP for a centennial celebration of his life […]
“The Ramon Magsaysay Award is not only a recognition for our past achievements. It is also an important encouragement for me and my colleagues to reinforce and expand our assistance to small farmers. For the next ten years, we will focus on assisting subsistence rice farmers in Cambodia to become commercial organic farm entrepreneurs, producing […]
“Nineteen years down the road, we may not claim to have righted all the wrongs, we are unable to paint a rosy picture, but we can boldly and strongly assert that hardly any environmental wrong or any attempt to interfere with people’s environmental rights in my motherland goes unattended or unchallenged.”RelatedHasan, Syeda Rizwana (Awardee) 2012 […]
“I share this honor with all the men and women, including my wife Clara, who work so hard with me in our programs to uplift the living conditions of our farmers, especially those in the upland communities who are still poor and hungry. . May this be our ‘footprints in the sands of time’ and […]
“The road which I passed through was not one of roses; it was instead full of thorns. It was not easy for me to realize my objective. This honor acknowledges IVDP’s poverty alleviation programs and the sustainable solutions it found to the problems of people who faced drought that forced them to migrate in search […]
“I suppose, though, that being willing to help can make a difference, no matter how little we can give. And everyone has got something to offer. What makes a difference is whether or not you actually put that into action.”RelatedChen Shu-jiu (Awardee) 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee CHEN SHU-JIU accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.