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Magsaysay awardees honoured in a hybrid ceremony on November 30

2022 Magsaysay awardees (left to right) Tadashi Hattori (Japan), for his “sight-saving humanitarian” advocacy, Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia), for his anti-plastic pollution advocacy, Bernadette Madrid (Philippines), for her children’s rights advocacy and Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia), for his mental health advocacy (Photo by RVA)

The presentation ceremonies for the 64th Ramon Magsaysay Awards was held at the Ramon Magsaysay Center in Manila on November 30.

Four transformative leaders from different parts of Asia were conferred this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as Asia’s ‘Nobel Prize’ for their contributions toward humanitarian and environmental advocacies.

“This year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards represents the best of humanity as epitomized by the 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees,” said Aurelio R Montinola III, Chairperson of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF).

The four recipients, Gary Bencheghib from Indonesia, Sotheara Chhim from Cambodia, Tadashi Hattori from Japan, and Bernadette J Madrid from the Philippines, personally received their Awards at a ceremony held at the Ramon Magsaysay Center.

This year, we are holding our first hybrid event as pandemic constraints have somewhat eased,” said RMAF president Susanna Afan.

The 64th Ramon Magsaysay Awards was live-streamed on the Ramon Magsaysay Award’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.


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