The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation


RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ANSHU GUPTA

“I hope that when the celebrations around this year’s award are over, there will be some people out there—from the governments, academia, development sector, research organizations, policy makers, opinion leaders and decision makers—who will see this work as a possibility which can turn the tide on the colossal waste we all are facing.”RelatedGupta, Anshu (Awardee) […]

February 6, 2016


“I appeal for renewed efforts to develop a sensible program for dance education and conservation of indigenous dance forms, and to provide facilities conducive to the well-being of dancers. Allied to this, I appeal for more assistance and other incentives for academic research and publication.”RelatedFernando-amilbangsa, Ligaya (Awardee) 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee LIGAYA FERNANDO AMILBANGSA accepts […]

February 6, 2016

RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee KYAW THU

“Despite the fact that we have increasing numbers of civil society organizations, we still have a lot to do to influence change in government policies to improve our economic and social environment. In Myanmar, there is a decline in moral standards and a worrisome trend towards materialism. The road towards our democratization, in my opinion, […]

February 6, 2016

RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee SANJIV CHATURVEDI

“This will give me further strength to fight the evil of corruption, and will act as a huge morale booster for all honest and sincere civil servants. I accept this award with a huge sense of responsibility, and promise to try my best to live up to the standards set by the luminary community of […]

February 6, 2016

RESPONSE: 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee KOMMALY CHANTHAVONG

“The things you are hearing from my heart about the rights of women, the effort to preserve the proud heritage of silk handicrafts, and the flight of women to the cities to find work—these are all things that have motivated me to pour all my abilities—body and soul—into establishing this small concern that I have […]

February 6, 2016

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn wins the First World Sanskrit Award

The government of India has conferred on Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn the first world Sanskrit Award. Princess Sirindhorn is a scholar of Sanskrit who was the Royal Patron of the World Sanskrit Conference held in Bangkok last year. Thailand successfully hosted the 16th World Sanskrit Conference last year, attended by over 600 Sanskrit scholars from […]

February 5, 2016

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