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India’s Bharat Vatwani: How the heart can treat mental illness

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:23 AM

2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Baharat Vatwani has reunited over 7,000 mentally-ill people in Mumbai, India, with their families

Sonam Wangchuk challenges India’s ‘ritual’ education with common sense

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:00 PM

2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Sonam Wangchuk says the goal of education should be this: answer real needs of the world today

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'Justice begins, ends with duty of memory' – Magsaysay Awardee Youk Chhang

Sep 01, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Youk Chhang, recognized for his work in documenting Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia, says remembering the mistakes of the past is 'the pathway to justice'

REMEMBERING. Youk Chhang delivers his response during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay awards ceremony. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Cause of the mentally ill deserves place in the sun' – Magsaysay Awardee Bharat Vatwani

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Bharat Vatwani serves the mentally ill by providing them with free shelter, food, treatment, and the chance to reunite with their families

SERVICE. Bharat Vatwani delivers his response during the ceremony for the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Redesign education to heal planet, people' – Magsaysay Awardee Sonam Wangchuk

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sonam Wangchuk, who initiates educational reforms in India, hopes the youth will apply knowledge 'to find practical solutions to real-life problems'

INNOVATE. Sonam Wangchuk delivers his response speech during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Change the world by being better persons' – Magsaysay Awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Vo Thi Hoang Yen provides jobs and skills training for persons with disabilities in Vietnam

EQUAL. Vo Thi Hoang Yen delivers her response speech during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Listen to voices of the poor' – Magsaysay Awardee Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz uplifts vulnerable members of society through self-help programs in East Timor

UPLIFTING POOR. Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz delivers her response speech during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Institutions at risk, but let us not be afraid' – Magsaysay Awardee Howard Dee

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Howard Dee is recognized for his 'quietly heroic acts of service to the Filipino people'

JUSTICE. Howard Dee delivers his response speech during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies.Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PH's Howard Dee, 5 others named 2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Other awardees of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Youk Chang of Cambodia, Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz of East Timor, Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk of India, and Vo Thi Hoang Yen of Vietnam

RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEE. Former Ambassador Howard Dee is honored for his contributions to peace and social justice. Photo from ue.edu.ph

Lilia de Lima's 21-year work of fighting corruption

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Her two golden rules in PEZA were to be incorruptible and to be efficient It was not an easy feat to lead the agency says De Lima but she kept focusing on her goals

DEDICATED LEADER. Ex-PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima holds her plaque as one of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

To feed the hungry, we first need to say, ‘Yes!’ – Magsaysay Awardee Tony Tay

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

For more than a decade Tony Tay s organization of volunteers – Willing Hearts – feeds the hungry and homeless in Singapore

GRATITUDE. Singaporean Tony Tay thanks the crowd after delivering his response speech during the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

War teaches ‘each of us is a tool for the healing of ourselves’ – Magsaysay Awardee Gethsie Shanmugam

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Gethsie Shanmugam who has given psychosocial support to victims of war in Eastern Sri Lanka says all change starts with a person

HEALER OF PEOPLE. Gethsie Shanmugam of Sri Lanka delivers her response speech during the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Theater can 'draw out the creative power of ordinary folk' – Magsaysay Awardee PETA

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years the Philippine Educational Theater Association s actors have brought the stories of the people they meet to life on stage so their voices can be heard

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Indigenous peoples’ ‘humane, sustainable’ ways lead to peace – Magsaysay Awardee Abdon Nababan

Sep 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Indonesia s Abdon Nababan asks: Where do we come from? What values what spirit can we offer our society and our earth?

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‘Rescuing Angkor Wat a call to return to peace’ – Magsaysay Awardee Yoshiaki Ishizawa

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Japanese Yoshiaki Ishizawa has spent half a century to help Cambodians preserve and restore of their cultural heritage

HERITAGE PROTECTOR. Yoshiaki Ishizawa delivers his response speech during the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Work in gov’t with ‘absolute honesty and utmost service’ – Magsaysay Awardee Lilia de Lima

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Lilia de Lima survived 4 presidents with different political persuasions and management styles as director general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority

DEDICATED LEADER. Ex-PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima holds her plaque as one of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo on late husband's critics: They've crossed the line

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano ng aksyon Pinag aaralan says Vice President Leni Robredo

IN PHOTOS: 'Heroes of Asia' receive 2016 Magsaysay Awards

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo delivers an inspirational speech noting that her late husband Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo received the Magsaysay Award for Government Service on the same stage in 2000

HONORED. Vice President Leni Robredo and Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation board chairman Ramon del Rosario congatulate the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on August 31, 2016. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ombudsman Morales, 5 others named 2016 Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:52 AM

3rd UPDATE The 6 awardees are dubbed heroes of Asia who have created solutions to problems in their own countries and in the region

'HEROES OF ASIA.' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is one of 6 winners of the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Myanmar movie star, 4 others win Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Among the 2015 recipients of the Nobel Prize of Asia are a Filipina cultural researcher and an Indian anti corruption campaigner

FOR PUBLIC SERVICE. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation is committed to  'honoring greatness of spirit in selfless service to the peoples of Asia'

RM Award ceremony highlights

Aug 31, 2012 - 9:52 PM

Six outstanding individuals receive Asia s own version of the Nobel Prize