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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

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passes away

Fazle Hasan Abed was the founder of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), one of the world's largest non-governmental organizations.   FAZLE HASAN ABED received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership for recognizing his organizational skill in demonstrating that Bangladeshi solutions are valid for the needs of the rural poor in his burdened country. Tribute for SIR […]

January 30, 2020

Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dr. Tetsu Nakamura passes away

Revered Japanese doctor, Tetsu Nakamura, devoted 35 years of service in Afghanistan rebuilding the war-torn country’s irrigation and agriculture systems.. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding for “his passionate commitment to ease the pain of war, disease, and calamity among refugees and the mountain poor of the Afghanistan-Pakistan […]

December 23, 2019

The 61st Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies (2019)

The Presentation Ceremonies held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on September 9, 2019.RelatedCayabyab, Raymundo Pujante (Awardee)Kim, Jong-ki (Awardee)Ko Swe Win (Awardee)Kumar, Ravish (Awardee)Neelapaijit, Angkhana (Awardee) Presentation of Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor to the          2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees. AWARDEES LIST  

November 27, 2019

The 61st Ramon Magsaysay Awards: CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation Chairman  Jose L. Cuisia Jr. delivers the Chairman’s Message during the 61st Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila on September 9, 2019.

November 27, 2019

2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees Announced

The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) today announced that this year five individuals from South Korea, Myanmar, India, Thailand, and the Philippines will receive Asia’s premier prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award. The 2019 Magsaysay Awardees are: Kim Jong-ki, from South Korea.  He is being recognized for “his quiet courage in […]

August 2, 2019

2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees Announced

In the 60th year of an annual tradition, the Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) today announced that for 2018 six individuals from Cambodia, East Timor, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam will receive Asia’s premier prize, the Ramon MagsaysayAward. The 2018 Magsaysay Awardees are: Youk Chhang, from Cambodia. He is being […]

July 26, 2018