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Ramon Magsaysay award

Ramon Magsaysay Award is awarded to individuals and organizations in Asia. Conceived by John D. Rockefeller III, the award was created to commemorate the Philippines' President Ramon Magsaysay and to perpetuate his example of integrity in government and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. In May 1957, seven prominent Filipinos were named the founding board of trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF), the non-profit corporation tasked with implementing the awards program.

The 2003 awardees include: