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RM awardee still missing after 6 days

In this Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, Sombath Somphone of Laos, the winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2005, poses with the bust of the late Philippine president prior to receiving his award in ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila. The respected social activist has gone missing in Laos, and a colleague involved in the search for him said that he saw evidence that police had taken him into custody. A statement issued Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 on behalf of 61 Thai nongovernmental organizations said Sombath disappeared Saturday afternoon in the Lao capital, Vientiane, where friends last saw him getting into his car to drive home from the development agency he founded. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is one of Asia's top civil honors. AP/Bullit Marquez, File

There is no word about Ramon Magsaysay laureate Sombath Somphone six days after he was reported missing in Laos.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Still no word on missing Magsaysay Awardee in Laos

In this Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, Sombath Somphone of Laos, the winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2005, poses with the bust of the late Philippine president prior to receiving his award in ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila. The respected social activist has gone missing in Laos, and a colleague involved in the search for him said that he saw evidence that police had taken him into custody. A statement issued Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 on behalf of 61 Thai nongovernmental organizations said Sombath disappeared Saturday afternoon in the Lao capital, Vientiane, where friends last saw him getting into his car to drive home from the development agency he founded. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is one of Asia's top civil honors. AP/Bullit Marquez, File

Six days after he was reported missing in Laos, there is still no news as to the whereabouts of Magsaysay laureate and Laotian social activist Sombath Somphone.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ramon Magsaysay awardee empowers women to work their way out of poverty

Ramon Magsaysay awardee Kulandei Francis of India shares how he helped empower women to lead their families out of poverty during a lecture Wednesday. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

In the Tamil Nadu state of India, women are leading the way out of poverty for their families through a project of Kulandei Francis, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation Awardee in 2012.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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