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Indian and Pakistani peace activists awarded Asia's Noble Prize
04/08/2009 PHILIPPINES - ASIA
Asian Nobel of 2009, environmental and human rights activists awarded
They come from Thailand, India, Philippines, Myanmar and China, the Winners of the 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Award, in memory of former Philippine president. They are "true Asian heroes" because they do not surrender in front of "pressure and adversity."
Jovito Salonga awarded “Asian Nobel”
The former Senate President and tireless oppose of the dictator Marcos is among the seven winners if the 2007 edition of the “Ramon Magsaysay” prize, for his fight for democracy and human rights. A South Korean protestant pastor is also awarded for his dedication to helping the blind.
26/07/2012 PHILIPPINES - ASIA
Asian Nobels for 2012 reward sustainable development
The names of Ramon Magsaysay awardees have been announced. The environment and poverty are the main themes. Winners come from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan. Working with commitment, competence and collaborative leadership can transform the lives of millions. The award ceremony is set for 31 August in Manila.
29/07/2016 16:02:00 INDIA – ASIA
An activist and a singer from India among 2016 Asian “Nobel” Prize laureates
Bezwada Wilson, a Dalit anti-manual scavenging activist, and Thodur Madabusi Krishna, a traditional singer, are recognised along with associations and volunteers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos and Japan. In India, waste collection is handed down from one generation to the next. About 180,000 Dalits clean 790,000 public and private facilities. Each year, the Magsaysay Award acknowledges leading Asian figures.
01/09/2017 17:15:00 PHILIPPINES
Magsaysay Awards, Asia’s Nobel Prize, in the social and cultural fields
This year’s laureates include a theatre association, deemed a “force for social change”, a Filipino official recognised for her work on behalf of millions of Filipinos, and others honoured for their action in favour of displaced people, the needy and indigenous communities.
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