To quote from the news feature: "A Filipino agricultural scientist planted his father’s advice deep in his heart. Now, he is among this year’s winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize." The awardee, Dr. Romulo Davide, is professor emeritus at UP Los Baños.
"The Magsaysay awardees of 2012," says RMAF President Carmencita Abella, "are six remarkable individuals, all deeply involved in creating sustainable solutions to poverty and its accompanying disempow...
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Taste of poverty in childhood has kindled in him the burning desire to be an agent of change and transform the lives of folks in the rural hinterland. Poverty is no barrier to attain greatness and Magsasay awardee Francis Kulandeisamy (65), remains yet another proof for this.
The Manila-based Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation named Chen Shu-chu as one of six winners, citing her for "personal giving, which reflects a deep, consistent, quiet compassion, and has transformed the lives of the numerous Taiwanese she has helped". From her daily earnings ...
QUEZON CITY (PIA) -- The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) announced today the six winners of the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award. The awardees were from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan.
The Meteorological Department on Thursday morning issued a warning for people in the North to prepare for widespread scattered rain with heavy falls in some areas, the danger of floods and forest runo...
LE FIGARO – His coming back [to Thailand] is a big topic. When will he return?
YINGLUCK – I do not know. I cannot tell you.
LE FIGARO – In Thailand, the lèse-majesté law is one of the most repressive in the world: 33 people charged in 2005, over 400 in 2011. Should it be amended?
YINGLUCK – The problem is not the law, but its misuse. We must ensure that it will no longer be used for political purposes.
This answer is not that different from the response heard from ultra-royalists from Abhisit to Tul Sitthisomwong. The problem is not the misuse of the law. The problem is that the law is a feudal remnant that the palace wants in place to protect its vast wealth and political influence.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tour Borneo rainforests - Telegraph -
St James’s Palace announced that the couple will arrive in Singapore on September 11, moving on to Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian province of Sabah, Borneo, and flying to Tuvalu via the Solomon Islands, finishing the tour on the Polynesian island on September 19.
Pavin in WSJ: Ms. Yingluck and Mr. Thaksin have so far executed an effective double game, with the former frequently bowing to the traditional elite while the latter maneuvers behind the scenes to con...
A 64-year-old Thai-born New Zealand resident is being held in custody in a Bangkok health institute and undergoing psychological assessment after being charged with insulting Thailand's monarchy.
She is accused of making a disrespectful gesture towards an image of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside the Constitutional Court on July 13 - the day of a judgment that prevented a dissolution of the ruling party, Agence France-Presse reports.