Ramon Magsaysay Awardees
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The Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) based in New York City. With the concurrence of the Philippine government, the prize was created to commemorate Ramon Magsaysay, the late president of the Philippines, and to perpetuate his example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered Asia's Nobel Prize.
Every year the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation gives away prizes to Asian individuals and organizations for achieving excellence in their respective fields. The awards are given in six categories.
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2007 China Chung To -- Emergent Leadership --2007 China
1966 Kampuchea, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam with international support
2009 India - For “his vision and leadership in bringing professionalism to the NGO movement in India, by effectively combining ‘head’ and ‘heart’ in the transformative development of rural communities.”
1994 Argentinian in Japan
1976 British in Hong Kong
1961 British in Hong Kong
1969 American based in Philippines
1964 Chinese in Hong Kong
2009. Burma. For "his dauntlessly pursuing non violent yet effective channels of redress, exposure, and education for the defence of human rights, the environment, and democracy in Burma."
2004 India Ibn Abdur Rehman -- Peace and International Understanding -- 2004 Pakistan
2001 Cambodia Dita Sari -- Emergent Leadership -- 2001 Indonesia
1987 Bangladesh/United States
1964 British in Hong Kong
1973 based in the Philippines
2003 Japan Seiei Toyoma -- Peace and International Understanding -- 2003 Japan
1992 Philippines/United States
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