March 4, 2008

Live Blogging at the Ramon Magsaysay Award 50th Anniversary


I'm blogging here at the AIM Conference Center, the venue for the 5oth Anniversary Launch of the Ramon Magsaysay Award. The Ramon Magsaysay Award has been regarded as the Asia's Nobel Prize and the theme for its golden year is "50 Years of honoring Greatness of Spirit in Asia."

The launch was hosted by Cheche Lazaro and highlighted by the video conference dialogue with two Ramon Magsaysay laureates: Jon Ungphakorn of Thailand (2005 awardee for Government Service) and Arvind Kejriwal of India (2005 awardee for Emergent Leadership). Several youth leader were invited to participated in the dialogue. An interesting point I picked up was that it was only this millennium that India recognized the right to information as a basic human right, as stated by Mr. Kejriwal.

Also in attendance were Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr., Former award trustee and artist Jim Paredes, former COMELEC Chair Christian Monsod, Ayala Corporation CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II and current trustee and our Economics prof Federico Macaranas, among many others.

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