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Protecting the Youth from Cyberbullying

We present the video documentation of the webinar project, Protecting the Youth from Cyberbullying. The webinar was organized by the Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute in partnership with the Blue Tree Foundation, the organization founded by Mr. Kim Jong-ki, 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee from South Korea.RelatedKim, Jong-ki (Awardee) The video brings together the voices of experts and advocates of […]

September 18, 2020

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Fr. Richard William Timm passes away

Fr. Timm passed away last Friday afternoon (September 11) at the Holy Cross House in the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana, USA, at the age of 97. His life as a Catholic missionary in Bangladesh is considered legendary – Fr. Timm, American Catholic priest and religious of the Congregation of the […]

September 18, 2020

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Mayor Park Won-Soon passes away

Prior to being elected mayor, Park was a community and social justice activist. A noted political donor in Seoul, Park donated to political organizations and think tanks that advocated for grassroots solutions towards social, educational, environmental, and political issues.   In 2006 Park Won-soon received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service for “his principled activism […]

July 15, 2020

Important Announcement

The Awards Presentation have been cancelled this year due to the global pandemic, and the third time the annual awards were disrupted in six decades.  

June 11, 2020

Finding answers in Unusual Places by Dr. Harish Hande

                                    Conversation with Dr Harish Hande 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Co-Founder & CEO, SELCO Foundation India(Watch full interview here!) | Paraphrased excerpts below:On Re-Imagining the Future through Grassroots InnovationAs individuals, we need to ask “What role can I play?” […]

May 18, 2020

How to respond to COVID-19 | Anshu Gupta

Interview with Anshu Gupta 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Founder, Goonj India Excerpts below (paraphrased)   On strategies to combat COVID-19 What many people do not realise is that, this is a disaster that requires everything to be localized. The solution has to be so localized that there is no role for any centralized management. This […]

April 30, 2020

PETA and partners present “Mental Health Talks in the Midst of CoVid-19” for the public

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and its partners, the Balik Kalipay Center for Psychosocial Response, UPLB Department of Human and Family Development Studies and Yscola Inc started online talks for the public, “Lusog Isip Talks sa Gitna ng CoVid-19” (Mental Health Talks in the Midst of CoVid-19) and #TalkTuesdays. PETA has been using the […]

April 29, 2020

Covid-19 Doesn’t Discriminate

Contribution by Atty Lilia de Lima, 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Former Director-General Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) COVID19 does not discriminate. The strongest of leaders, business icons, entertainment idols, sports heroes and important personalities have contracted the disease, some even succumbed to it.  But thousands more, unknown, nameless and helpless people all over the world died of […]

April 27, 2020

Greatness of Spirit, Compassion and Service in times of Covid-19

Amidst the uncertainty, confusion and despair caused by the global pandemic, humanity’s Greatness of Spirit prevails.  Here are some of the efforts of selected Ramon Magsaysay Awardees in response to the fight against COVID-19. Awardees leading the response to help the poor, marginalized sectors, migrant workers in five countries Awardees leading local governments’ response in […]

April 21, 2020

Experts’ Advice in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis

Even before the COVID-19 health crisis, mental health, especially of the youth who were vulnerable to depression and acts of suicidality, had become an urgent concern of Philippine society. This according to the leading psychiatrists and health leaders, among them, Dr. Cornelio Banaag, often referred to as the father of child and adolescent psychiatry in […]

April 10, 2020