The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation


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LECTURE PAPER: Raising the Bar for Public Service – The PEZA Story

The numbers reflecting her 21-year stint in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) shows how effective a public servant she is. After all, the Philippine government agency was instrumental in making the archipelago a leading investment destination for foreign investors.  But it is her integrity, her passion, her dedication, her sense of duty to country and […]

LECTURE PAPER: Bridging the Communication Divide

2002 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee BHARAT KOIRALA brought the benefits of communication to people living in rural Nepal allowing them to actively participate in real democracy and development.  In our current state of mass communication as a tool for mass hysteria, his greatness of spirit is a bright ray of light: he brought credible information to […]

LECTURE PAPER: The Anatomy of Corruption

In his stirring lecture, 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Emergent Leadership ARVIND KEJRIWAL reminds all of that our government leaders are first and foremost public servants – we, the people, are their bosses. He is set to change all our mindset and rightfully claim our right to information. RelatedKejriwal, Arvind (Awardee)

EUGENIA APOSTOL: A Lifetime Lamplighter

Even before the Philippines would have its first woman President, another woman was helping pave the way for it to happen through the weekly magazine she founded and edited. At a time when it was safer for the media to bow to the murder of a dictator’s political nemesis as the sternest warning against all […]

LECTURE PAPER: The Thirst for Good Governance

There is a thirst that can be felt the world over: for good governance.  2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee EK SONN CHAN used the power of providing a basic need, water, to quench the thirst of people from Cambodia.  It has been refreshing ever since.RelatedEk Sonn Chan (Awardee)

LECTURE PAPER: The Audacity of Principled Politics

 RelatedSalonga, Jovito (Awardee) “On the lighter side, I am only 87 years old, compared to the other Awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation. I say only 87 because life begins at 80.  It’s the best time of my life,” shares 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee JOVITO SALONGA.  And what a life he has lived. 

VIDEO: United We Stand

Social justice, fair business practices, clean government, and a generous spirit – we all want this, right?  2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee PARK WON SOON used the power of ordinary citizens to achieve all that we aspire with a very simple tool inherent in all of us: participation.RelatedPark Won Soon (Awardee)

LECTURE PAPER: Promoting Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Journalism

Fake News. Are there any two words more controversial and divisive than these?  In her lecture paper, 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Hu Shuli brings out her feistiness and determination in using the Fourth Estate to uncover injustice and to demand transparency and accountability.  Netizens should all learn from her courageous example.RelatedHu, Shuli (Awardee)

LECTURE PAPER: Building Credible Media – Lessons from the Frontlines

2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee EUGENIA APOSTOL has faced so much opposition and criticism from all fronts throughout her illustrious career.  But with credibility, journalistic integrity and Greatness of Spirit as her personal pillars, she has made the Fourth Estate a vital tool in “the resistance”, in empowering people and in seeking the truth.  And that […]

LECTURE PAPER: Vigilance from Within, Public Servants Reforming Government

2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Emergent Leadership SANJIV CHATURVEDI has courageously blown the whistle on corruption and unethical practices in all government posts he has been assigned.  His watchful eye that is helping restore people’s faith in leadership and public service gives new meaning to the term “inside job”.RelatedChaturvedi, Sanjiv (Awardee)