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2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Baharat Vatwani has reunited over 7,000 mentally-ill people in Mumbai, India, with their families
2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Sonam Wangchuk says the goal of education should be this: answer real needs of the world today
2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Mana Lou says the poor in her country 'have a lot of things, but they don't know what to do with them because of lack of education'
2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Vo Thi Hoang Yen, a survivor of childhood polio, wants employers to see what persons with disabilities can do if given the opportunity
Youk Chhang receives the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2018 for his work gathering and preserving evidence of the Khmer Rouge abuses
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'
Bharat Vatwani serves the mentally ill by providing them with free shelter, food, treatment, and the chance to reunite with their families
Sonam Wangchuk, who initiates educational reforms in India, hopes the youth will apply knowledge 'to find practical solutions to real-life problems'
Vo Thi Hoang Yen provides jobs and skills training for persons with disabilities in Vietnam
Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz uplifts vulnerable members of society through self-help programs in East Timor
Howard Dee is recognized for his 'quietly heroic acts of service to the Filipino people'
'Quiet courage and empathy, and leaders that put in the hard work of actually transforming the lives of people, are rarities in these times, when dictatorship is claimed by some to be better' says Vice President Leni Robredo during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremony
'We live today in a world of turmoil and uncertainty. All human institutions are at risk, our democracy, our family, our national sovereignty,' Dee said during his speech at this year's Ramon Magysaysay Foundation awarding ceremony.
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
It has been 20 years since President Fidel Ramos signed the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act
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
For more than a decade Tony Tay s organization of volunteers – Willing Hearts – feeds the hungry and homeless in Singapore
War teaches ‘each of us is a tool for the healing of ourselves’ – Magsaysay Awardee Gethsie Shanmugam
Gethsie Shanmugam who has given psychosocial support to victims of war in Eastern Sri Lanka says all change starts with a person
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
Indonesia s Abdon Nababan asks: Where do we come from? What values what spirit can we offer our society and our earth?
Japanese Yoshiaki Ishizawa has spent half a century to help Cambodians preserve and restore of their cultural heritage
Lilia de Lima survived 4 presidents with different political persuasions and management styles as director general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil
2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Tony Tay is the founder of Willing Hearts a charity run by volunteers who prepare and cook meals daily for Singapore s needy
Yoshiaki Ishizawa wins the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2017 for his decades long work conserving Angkor Wat and reviving Cambodia s sense of culture and identity
This year s Ramon Magsaysay Award winner from Indonesia is a long time advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples
The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter
MovePH editor talks to Gethsie Shanmugam one of the awardees of the prestigious 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards on Wednesday night August 30
To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore
Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano ng aksyon Pinag aaralan says Vice President Leni Robredo
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
3rd UPDATE The 6 awardees are dubbed heroes of Asia who have created solutions to problems in their own countries and in the region
For Filipina Ramon Maysaysay awardee Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa the pangalay dance reflects the country s rich culture
Kommaly Chanthavong escaped the bombings of the Vietnam War bringing only heirloom pieces of silk with her Now she helps poor displaced women earn a livelihood through silk weaving
The people’s tears are your tears The people’s happiness is your happiness says humanitarian Kyaw Thu
The fight against corruption begins within each person says a prominent whistleblower from India who is among the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardees
2015 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta runs Goonj a non governmental organization that sees clothing not just as a basic need but as a sustainable development resource for the poor
Rappler compiles the best quotes from one on one interviews with the 5 awardees who hail from India Myanmar Laos and the Philippines
Among the 2015 recipients of the Nobel Prize of Asia are a Filipina cultural researcher and an Indian anti corruption campaigner
Pope Francis recognizes as venerable Father Aloysius Schwartz who helped poor children in the Philippines through Boystown and Girlstown
Magsaysay awardee Wang Canfa an environmental lawyer in Beijing says his group s work of challenging companies that cause pollution is something the Philippines can do more easily
In Pakistan a group of business leaders has been using personal money and corporate donations to build schools in far flung communities since 1995 The Citizens’ Foundation will receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award this year
The 6 awardees are: a Filipino teacher an Indonesian anthropologist and educator a Pakistani NGO a Chinese journalist a Chinese lawyer and an Afghan museum director
Meet six Magsaysay laureates who inspired tremendous changes in society for both men and women
Regarded as the Nobel Prize of Asia the Ramon Magsaysay Awards are given to 3 individuals and 2 groups for 2013
Rappler interviewed the 2013 RM Awardees to learn about what motivates them to serve their respective communities
Both Afghanistan s Habiba Sarabi and Myanmar s Lahpai Seng Raw did not allow their minority origins to stop them from empowering other people
I came to watch a play about an Indonesian author; I certainly got more than what I came for
Filipino scientist couple shows an innovative way of teaching science and non science subjects It s working in Bohol Will it work in other parts of the country?