Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2017 - updates

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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

PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:40 PM

To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore

AWARDEES. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announces the 59th batch of awardees on Thurday, July 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler