The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation


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

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


“I believe the greatest asset of our volunteers is their ability to foster these relationships on the ground. By establishing personal friendships, JOCVs are able to gain a unique and deep understanding of the society and its needs—all the while respecting local practices and values. It is in this spirit of companionship that JOCVs have […]

December 9, 2016

RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee DOMPET DHUAFA

“We dedicate this award to all the poor people who have the passions and work-ethos to rise despite the limitations. We also would like to present this award to donors both individuals and institutional who have earnestly lend a hand and move together to lift up the dignity of the poor. ”RelatedDompet Dhuafa (Awardee) 2016 […]

December 9, 2016


“This award proves the skeptics wrong. Indeed, gender and age are irrelevant in this crusade, the primary qualification being unassailable integrity, earned through consistent application of the rule of law. I pray that you —and all young Filipinos —imbibe the same moral value and pass it on to the next generation.”RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee) 2016 […]

December 9, 2016


“Democracy demands that society’s wealth, physical and cultural be shared with openness, respect and love. This calls for empathy and not just tolerance; an embrace not putting up with one another.RelatedKrishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee) Cultures are not bound by the lines that we draw on a map. It is in fact art that reveals to […]

December 9, 2016

RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee BEZWADA WILSON

“This award goes to all the women who burnt their baskets to reject manual scavenging. And I dedicate this award to all those who lost their lives while cleaning the sewer lines. In this moment I remember my team members of Safai Karamchari Andolan spread across all states of India. They worked hard, indeed poured […]

December 9, 2016

IN PHOTOS: The 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Relive the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards through choice highlights of some of the events during this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards Festival Week, and see the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees spread hope and inspiration through our curated gallery.RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee)Dompet Dhuafa (Awardee)Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Awardee)Krishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee)Vientiane Rescue (Awardee)Wilson, Bezwada (Awardee) Ramon Magsaysay […]

October 24, 2016

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Miriam Defensor Santiago (1945-2016)

The Board of Trustees, Officers, and staff of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation express deep sympathies to the bereaved family and relatives of the late SEN. MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO.RelatedSantiago, Miriam Defensor (Awardee) Sen. Santiago, 1988 Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service, has died in her sleep today, 29 September 2016, at the age of 71, at […]

October 3, 2016

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away

RelatedEdhi, Abdul Sattar (Awardee) The Board of Trustees, Ramon Magsaysay Laureates and Officers and staff of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation express deep sadness for the passing away of Abdul Sattar Edhi last Friday, 8 July 2016.Abdul Sattar Edhi is a prominent Pakistani philanthropist and humanitarian. Together with Bilquis Eddlo Edhi, they received the Ramon […]

July 9, 2016