“When differing opinions or interests manifest into violent conflicts, when the misuse of religion causes more killings, when developing the economy means destroying the environment, standing here before you, I offer the values and spirit of indigenous peoples to tackle present-day problems of our society and the environment – inequality, crimes, climate change – in a way that is not violent, but humane and sustainable.”

2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ABDON NABABAN accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.