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Mother Teresa to be Declared a Saint

Pope Francis has announced that Mother Teresa, who worked with the poor in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta), is to be declared a saint on 4 September. Mother Teresa founded a sisterhood that runs 19 homes, and won the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1946, she moved to Kolkata to help the destitute and, after […]

December 1, 2015

Bilqis Bano Edhi Wins Mother Teresa Memorial International Award

Bilqis Bano Edhi (wife of RMAF Awardee Abdul Sattar Edhi) was conferred the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for 2015 for sheltering and taking care of a deaf mute Indian girl who was stranded in Pakistan. The Harmony Foundation Board has unanimously decided to honor Karachi-based Bilqis Bano of the Edhi Foundation, “in view of […]

November 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: The 57th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

The 57th Ramon Magsaysay Awards honored five individuals from India, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines who have stoked fresh hope in Asia.  Through their transformative leadership and Greatness of Spirit, each of the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees have bettered their respective societies.RelatedChanthavong, Kommaly (Awardee)Chaturvedi, Sanjiv (Awardee)Fernando-amilbangsa, Ligaya (Awardee)Gupta, Anshu (Awardee)Kyaw Thu (Awardee) Take a trip […]

October 1, 2015

Hasanain Wins Accolade From Indonesia’s Republika

Hasanain Juaini was cited and honored by Republika, an Indonesian national daily newspaper and a publication for Muslim community, for inspiring people and bringing spirit of positive change. Juaini, the founder and executive director of Pesantren Nurul Haramain, has done and continuously doing pioneering efforts of greening West Lombok in Indonesia for the past 15 […]

July 26, 2015

RESPONSE: 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee RANDY HALASAN

“My vision for the Matigsalog in Pegalongan is to uplift their lives from poverty. This was also the vision of the late President Magsaysay who showed his passion and commitment to serve everyone equally, and to ensure justice to all Filipinos.”RelatedHalasan, Randy (Awardee) 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee RANDY HALASAN accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest […]

February 21, 2015

RESPONSE: 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee WANG CANFA

“The Magsaysay Award is not only in recognition of CLAPV and my work, but also a confirmation of the effectiveness of the support from others in promoting environmental rule of law in China. It recognizes both the challenges we face and the progress we are making in addressing the plight of pollution victims and constructing […]

February 21, 2015

RESPONSE: 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee HU SHULI

“Who said journalists can’t do a good job in China? That is what I’ve spent my whole professional life to disprove; that’s why I gathered together two hundred excellent journalists at Caixin, and that’s what keeps so many Chinese journalists to continue doing their job, despite the difficulties which stem from everywhere.”RelatedHu, Shuli (Awardee) 2014 […]

February 21, 2015

RESPONSE: 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION

“We dream to see a day where no child, in Pakistan or elsewhere, should be deprived of a quality education, where regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds; children everywhere have equal opportunities to develop, academically and otherwise.”RelatedThe Citizens Foundation (Awardee) 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.

February 21, 2015

RESPONSE: 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee OMARA KHAN MASOUDI

“Safeguarding all aspects of cultural property in my country—including museums, monuments, archaeological sites, music, the arts, and traditional crafts—is of particular significance in terms of strengthening cultural identity. And it is preserving a sense of national integrity.”RelatedMasoudi, Omara Khan (Awardee) 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee OMARA KHAN MASOUDI accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.

February 21, 2015

RESPONSE: 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee SAUR MARLINA MANURUNG

“A nation’s progress is often judged by the strength of its economy or the size of its GDP. Many people feel indigenous peoples (or IPs for short) should also contribute to this type of ‘progress’. GDP does not calculate what is valuable in the eyes of IPs: the cost of lost cultures and local knowledge, […]

February 21, 2015