Celebrating Greatness of Spirit Amidst the Global Pandemic

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In its 63-year history, the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) celebrated Greatness of Spirit through an all-virtual Presentation Ceremonies. Amidst the travel restrictions due to the global pandemic, the 63rd Ramon Magsaysay Awards were held last November 30, 2021.
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Suzanne E. Siskel Joins RMAF Board of Trustees

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The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) welcomes Suzanne E. Siskel as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.
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BREAKING BIASES: A selection of women who received the Ramon Magsaysay Award

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2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees Announced

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Tribute for Ahmad Syafii Maarif

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8 Things Every Person Should do to become an Engaged Citizen

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Empowering Women’s Economic Participation Through Microfinance

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Goh Keng Swee

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Singapore's astute planner, who led his people to achieve the dream of highly progressive city-state, a model for the Southeast Asian region
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Press Foundation of Asia

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Organized by Asian editors and publishers to make journalism a positive influence in the political and economic maturation of their societies
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College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB)

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One of the 11 degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna, Philippines
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Dompet Dhuafa

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One of Indonesia's largest charitable organizations that has expanded and redefined the transformative power of "zakat" (charity)
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Abdul Rahman, Tunku Putra

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Malaysia's "Father of Independence"
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Galstaun, Benjamin

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Indonesia’s outstanding nature advocate, who as commissioner of Jakarta’s zoological center designed a sanctuary to help educate people about the value of the unique wildlife of the country
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Sadikin, Ali

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Indonesia’s energetic and determined leader, who transformed the overcrowded and chaotic city of Djakarta into a well-designed and managed, modern metropolis with a citizenry happy with their increased well-being and proud of their urban home.
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Maarif, Ahmad Syafii

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Indonesia's revered Muslim intellectual and leader of Muhammadiyah who promoted the country's pluralistic society and non-sectarian principles of Panca Sila amidst call for Islamic fundamentalism
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Mboi, Aloysius Benedictus

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Indonesia's champion couple of public service who initiated dramatic changes in the socio-economic prospects of the poor province of Nusa Tenggara Timur.
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Mboi, Nafsiah Walinono

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Indonesia's champion couple of public service who initiated dramatic changes in the socio-economic prospects of the poor province of Nusa Tenggara Timur.
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Arputham, Jockin

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Founder and leader of India's National Slum Dwellers Federation whose lifelong endeavor is to change the situation of millions of poor people in city slums for the better
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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

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Established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand
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Lubis, Mochtar

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Editor-in-Chief and part owner of Indonesia Raya who fought against government corruption, the violation of civil liberties by the military and against the inroads of totalitarianism in his country.
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Wilson, Richard Garrett

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Demonstrated that journalism can play a constructive role in fostering healthy growth
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Jassin, Hans Bague

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Better known as HB Jassin, was an Indonesian literary critic, documentarian, and professor
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Asian Institute of Management

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Asia's premier business management learning institution based in the Philippines
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Soedjatmoko

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As a creative social historian of contemporary trends who encouges both Asians and outsiders to look more carefully at the village folkways they would modernize
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Nasution, Johanna Sunarti

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An Indonesian social worker who established a national movement that mobilized volunteers and who institutionalized social services
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Masduki, Teten

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An Indonesian social activist involved in public clearinghouse for information about corruption, collusion, and nepotism in Indonesia
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Wahid, Abdurrahman

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An Indonesian scholar who led the world’s largest Muslim organization into one that promotes tolerance for diversity and economic equality in his country
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Kodijat, Raden

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An Indonesian doctor who organized and directed a national yaws control program wherein 55 million Indonesians were examined and more than half of the estimated 12 million cases of yaws were cured.
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Poeradiredja, Harley Koesna

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An Indonesian community leader who started the Railways Workers' Union of Indonesia
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Soedjarwo, Anton

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An Indonesian community leader who founded Yayasan Dian Desa, or Light of the Village Foundation, and applied engineering solutions in rural community projects
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Nababan, Abdon

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An Indonesian IP leader who gave compelling face and voice to Adat communities and their rights, positively affecting millions of Indonesians
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U.S. Peace Corps in Asia

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An American volunteer group that reaffirms the essential community of interest of all ordinary people, regardless of creed or nationality
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Dick, Robert McCulloch

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An American publisher who, through the Philippines Free Press, paved the way for press freedom in the country
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Watson, Harold Ray

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An American Baptist minister who restored productivity to abandoned mountainsides and other wasteland using SALT, or Sloping Agricultural Land Technology and FAITH (Food Always in the Home) Garden that he and his co-workers developed
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Dita Indah Sari

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Abandoned law school to become an underground labor organizer, dedicating her life to working for reforms that benefit Indonesia's workers
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Manurung, Saur Marlina

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A young Indonesian anthropologist who decided to devote her life to protecting and uplifting the lives of Indonesia’s Orang Rimba, the local name for “forest people”
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Bencheghib, Gary

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A young Frenchman who is on a mission of eradicating marine plastic pollution in Bali, Indonesia one river at a time
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Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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A writer and dissident from Indonesia whose stories, while Indonesian in nature, spoke with eloquence to the universal human condition
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Tri Mumpuni

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A social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a much-admired and influential leader in the field of community-based renewable energy that goes beyond the technology to the socioeconomic empowerment of communities
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Aquino, Corazon Cojuangco

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A simple housewife who became a widow and a symbol of a popular and peaceful revolution that deposed a tyrant
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Sekhar, Balachandra Chakkingal

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A scientist and first Malaysian to head the Chemistry Division in 1964 and later became the Director of the Institute, in 1966. Led The Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia (RRIM) showing that farmers in developing lands, guided by effective application of systematized knowledge and organization, can compete with great, multinational corporations and safeguard their means of livelihood
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International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

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A rural development organization which has over half a century of participatory, integrated and people-centered development in the continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America
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Wasito, Raden

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A respected social innovator and population leader in the 70s who served as the head of the Family Planning Board of East Java based in Surabaya
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Watchdoc Media Mandiri

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A production house that ingeniously combines documentary filmmaking and alternative platforms to highlight underreported issues in Indonesia
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Ruwindrijarto, Ambrosius

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A pragmatic, hands-on, and action-oriented leader who has led anti-logging campaigns and established community-based natural resource management in Indonesia by engaging the forest communities in various social enterprise initiatives
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Masterson, William Francis

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A pioneer in multinational education and an inspiration to rural leaders prompting their return to and love of the land in the Philippines
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Lopes, Aniceto Guterres

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A lawyer from East Timor who provided pro bono legal services to human rights victims in his country
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Muncy, Steven

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A humanitarian who has been helping the displaced refugees of Southeast Asia rebuild their lives
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Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission)

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A fiercely independent Indonesian government body that serves as a symbol of hope and reform with the conviction to eradicate corruption—an extraordinary problem that needs to be tackled by extraordinary means
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Hasanain Juaini

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A cleric, teacher, community worker, and social entrepreneur who has introduced modernizing innovations in education, environmental preservation, and civic engagement
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Atmakusumah Astraatmadja

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A brave and defiant journalist that championed press freedom in Indonesia, making it a cornerstone of his country's new democratic edifice
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Cruz, Maria de Lourdes Martins

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A Timorese community leader who has been building a caring society brick by brick
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Therdchai Jivacate

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A Thai orthopedic surgeon and inventor known for his humanitarian activities in providing free prosthetic limbs to impoverished amputees, and for his development of techniques allowing low-cost, high-quality prostheses to be made from local materials
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Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation

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A Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor
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Samad Ismail, Abdul

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A Malaysian editor who used his influence to support the "Fifties Generation" of Malay writers
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Narayanan, Palayil

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A Malaysian dedicated towards workers' rights that propelled Malaysia to the forefront of trade unionism on the world stage.
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Kang, Augustine Joung Ryul

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A Korean national who organized the Sung-Ga (Holy Family) Credit Union
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SyCip, Washington

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A Filipino accountant and industrialist who founded the Asian Institute of Management and the accounting firm SGV & Company
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Westenberg, Hans

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A Dutch-Indonesian agriculturist who influenced a whole generation of farmers to adopt new technologies that increased agricultural yield
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Khan, A.H.M. Noman

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A Bangladeshi community leader who organized a group that advocated for bettering the lives of disabled people in his country and beyond
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Meet the NextGen Leaders

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YOUTH QUAKE With the recent celebration of Youth Day, this week’s issue of the Philippine Panorama brings to light the potential and the issues of the youth today (Illustration by Diitka Laya Kashyap, cover design by Jules Vivas)
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