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Leni praises Asian heroes -

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday praised the six new Ramon Magsaysay Award laureates, saying they brought hope amid a “dangerous” tendency in the public mindset to shun democracy and freedom. “A dangerous narrative is creeping in,” ...and more »

'Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time' – Robredo - Rappler

Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil. Mara Cepeda · @maracepeda. Published 8:37 PM, August 31, 2017. Updated 3:12 PM, September 01, 2017. HOPE.and more »

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

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. Cecillia Garrucho. Published 11:00 AM, September 01, 2017. Updated 6:20 PM, September ...and more »

War teaches 'each of us is a tool for the healing of ourselves' – Magsaysay Awardee Gethsie Shanmugam - Rappler

Gethsie Shanmugam, who has given psychosocial support to victims of war in Eastern Sri Lanka says 'all change starts with a person'. Gethsie Shanmugam. Published 12:00 PM, September 01, 2017. Updated 6:13 PM, September 01, 2017. HEALER OF ...and more »

Indigenous peoples' 'humane, sustainable' ways lead to peace – Magsaysay Awardee Abdon Nababan - Rappler

Indonesia's Abdon Nababan asks: 'Where do we come from? What values, what spirit can we offer our society and our earth?' Abdon Nababan. Published 9:00 AM, September 01, 2017. Updated 5:32 PM, September 01, 2017. VOICE OF THE IP. Indonesian ...and more »

5 persons, 1 organization honored at 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award -

Update (This version corrects earlier headline which misstates that 5 organizations were honored.) Five individuals and an organization from Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka received on Thursday the prestigious 2017 Ramon ...and more »

To feed the hungry, we first need to say, 'Yes!' – Magsaysay Awardee Tony Tay - Rappler

For more than a decade, Tony Tay's organization of volunteers – Willing Hearts – feeds the hungry and homeless in Singapore. Tony Tay. Published 1:00 PM, September 01, 2017. Updated 6:17 PM, September 01, 2017. GRATITUDE. Singaporean Tony Tay ...and more »

Work in gov't with 'absolute honesty and utmost service' – Magsaysay Awardee Lilia de Lima - Rappler

Lilia de Lima survived '4 presidents with different political persuasions and management styles' as director-general of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. Lilia de Lima. Published 8:00 AM, September 01, 2017. Updated 4:08 PM, September 01, 2017.and more »

'Rescuing Angkor Wat a call to return to peace' – Magsaysay Awardee Yoshiaki Ishizawa - Rappler

Japanese Yoshiaki Ishizawa has spent half a century to help Cambodians preserve and restore of their cultural heritage. Yoshiaki Ishizawa. Published 9:00 AM, September 01, 2017. Updated 4:06 PM, September 01, 2017. HERITAGE PROTECTOR. Yoshiaki ...and more »

Winners of the 2017 Magsaysay Award announced in Manila - South China Morning Post

The recipients of this year's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, an honour regarded as Asia's Nobel Prize have been announced. The award went to Japan's Yoshiaki Ishizawa, Abdon Nababan of Indonesia, Gethsie Shanmugam of Sri Lanka, Tony Tay of ...and more »