The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation


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VIDEO: Rural People’s Rights are Human Rights

2000 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Aruna Roy has been at the forefront of a number of campaigns for the rights of the poor and the marginalized.  By empowering poor people through assertion of their right to information and the right information, Roy  further advanced the cause of democracy.RelatedRoy, Aruna (Awardee)

HABIBA SARABI: Breaking Glass Ceilings

A single encounter can pivot the course of one’s life.  A single decision can be the spark that changes society.  A single person, a woman nonetheless, can challenge a patriarchal system and prove that, by eliminating barriers, women can transform the world.RelatedSarabi, Habiba (Awardee) A skin rash covered his arms, but when the little boy with ruddy cheeks, […]

VIDEO: Naga Rising

The late Jesse Robredo, 3-time mayor of Naga City and 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, is a much beloved icon of good governance. This short clip illustrates why he is revered in the Philippines and why he is dearly missed by a nation in search of modern heroes.RelatedRobredo, Jesse Manalastas (Awardee)