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VIDEO: Saving the Environment through the Law

After winning landmark cases in his efforts of protecting the environment, 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee ANTONIO OPOSA, JR. is now using a global platform to battle climate change. This short video retraces his steps in environmental sustainability and intergenerational equity.RelatedOposa, Antonio Jr. (Awardee)

EK SONN CHAN: A Water Bearer in Cambodia

Having survived the horrific killing fields of his beloved Cambodia, 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ek Sonn Chan believed his life had a purpose.  Little did he know that it was to give life to his countrymen by providing them access to something we take for granted: clean, potable water.RelatedEk Sonn Chan (Awardee) It would have […]

LECTURE PAPER: Wallet of the Poor – A Model of Sustainable Faith-Based Giving

2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dompet Dhuafa never knew that from humble beginnings, their organization will become the largest philanthropic organization in Indonesia.  In this heartfelt lecture, they laid out the pillars of their successful programs that have collected an impressive USD 20 million and have reached out to a staggering 13 million beneficiaries.  These transformative […]

LECTURE PAPER: Feeding a Billion People

How does one ensure that more than a billion people dependent on rice for sustenance will have enough of the Asian staple on their dinner tables?  China’s Father of the Hybrid Rice and 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Yuan Longping combined his ingenuity, his technical expertise and his Greatness of Spirit.  In his technical paper, he […]

TANG XIYANG: It’s Not Easy Being Green

China’s natural beauty captured the heart and soul of 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Tang Xiyang.  Devoting his life to advocating its preservation, Tang used the weapon he knows best: his pen.  Through his Greatness of Spirit and lyrical prose, he wrote words as beautiful and as graceful as the natural wonder it aims to protect.RelatedTang […]

VIDEO: The 25% Solution

Dedicating over 40 years of his life to preservation and conservation of the Philippines’ rich marine biodiversity, 1992 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Angel Alcala proved his theory called “The 25% Solution” which resulted to sustainable fish supplies for generations to come. Not only did he find Nemo (and his other friends), he also found like-hearted communities […]

LECTURE PAPER: Heeding Nature’s Wisdom, Preserving Humankind

In three simple points, 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Peace and International Understanding Tang Xiyang outlines humanity’s place in nature, and our responsibilities in achieving a sustainable future.  After all, ecological preservation is the most important key in something that affects us all: our survival as a species.RelatedTang Xiyang (Awardee)

HUO DAISHAN: Saving Lives by Fighting Pollution

2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Huo Daishan snapped some photos that started a movement to clean the Huai Riiver in China. Some pictures paint a thousand words, while others spark environmental revolutions.RelatedHuo Daishan (Awardee) Children wearing gas masks in a classroom. Thousands of dead fish crowding the riverbanks. A thick coat of purplish foam, sometimes turning into […]

ROMULO DAVIDE: Empowering Farmers Through Science

Farming and Science, as proven by 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dr. Romulo Davide, are not mutually exclusive.  His Farmer-Scientist Training Program has taught local farmers how to do experiments, discover effective techniques, increase production, and manage the market for their produce.  From its humble beginnings in Cebu, Dr. Davide’s program has been implemented nationwide.  Now, […]

LECTURE PAPER: Community Leadership for Empowered Resource Management

“When the community’s collective consciousness is aroused, what emerges is a needs-based and culturally bound action program which is linked to their own vision and priorities,” says 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Rajendra Singh. In his riveting lecture, Singh shared how he has mobilized the people of Jaipur in using an Indian technique of rainwater harvesting […]