The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation


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LECTURE PAPER: Promoting Compassion in the Concrete

2002 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Peace and International Understanding the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim is recognized for “his compassionate attention to the human cost of Korea’s bitter division and his hopeful appeal for reconciliation.”  In this insightful lecture paper, he shares his thoughts on how we, as individuals and as a society can achieve peace: through compassion.RelatedPomnyun […]

LAHPAI SENG RAW: A Different Kind of Voice

What kind of voice does one use in a place filled with disenfranchised people ravaged by decades of war?  A loud booming voice in the wilderness? No.  One uses a voice filled with metta – loving kindness.RelatedLahpai, Seng Raw (Awardee) When Lahpai Seng Raw was born, Kachin State was just in its first year of existence. […]

TADATOSHI AIKBA: Hiroshima, From the Ashes, She Rose

2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Tadatoshi Akiba shed light on one of humanity’s darkest hours, launching several successful campaigns for peace and nuclear disarmament.   By revisiting Hiroshima’s painful history, he has achieved for the city what, at first, seemed impossible: healing. When the mushroom cloud blossomed in the sky over Hiroshima, “The eyes of young […]

ANTONIO MELOTO: Crusader for the Homeless

Focusing on restoring human dignity, 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Tony Meloto waged war against poverty using brightly colored houses and blossoming gardens as ammunition. He has already won many battles, and with faith in God and in the goodness of people, he is ready to win the war.RelatedMeloto, Antonio (Awardee) If Antonio “Tony” B. Meloto […]