“I accept the Ramon Magsaysay Award with humility in the light of history’s most earth-shaking yet peaceful events—Gandhi gathering a handful of salt, that unknown Chinese blocking a column of tanks with only a brief-case of office work in his hand, Nelson Mandela putting 27 years of imprisonment behind him to lead all South Africans—black and white, his jailers and their victims—to a greater country.”

1998 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee CORAZON AQUINO accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.