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Filipino scientist, 5 others get Ramon Magsaysay Awards

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 06:13 PM August 31, 2012

Dr. Romulo Davide. Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Six of Asia’s best, including Filipino scientist Dr. Romulo Davide, were formally honored with the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s Nobel Prize, during ceremonies Friday afternoon.

Chen Shu-Jiu from Taiwan, Kulandei Francis from India, Syeda Rizwana Hasan from Bangladesh, Yang Saing Koma from Cambodia, and Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto were the other awardees.

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President Benigno Aquino III and Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation (RMAF) chairman Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista presented the medal and certificate to the awardees.

The award “is given to persons – regardless of race, nationality, creed, or gender – who address issues of human development in Asia with courage and creativity, and in doing so have made contributions which have transormed their societies for the better.”

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During the opening of the ceremony, the late Interior secretary and 2000 Ramon Magsaysay awardee for government service Jesse Robredo was honored with an audio visual presentation as tribute.

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