I attended the RMAF 2013 Awarding Ceremonies

We have to ask indulgence for posting this story, we know that this is not a travel-related story. But we would like to feature these real-life change-makers of Asia.

We previously wrote the awardees in this post on July 25th this year, however we had to wait until the awarding ceremonies to finally meet and greet the real people behind these big heroic names awarded in the 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation.

They are simple people and group of young leaders that has big heart and true love to their nation. We admired the Filipino awardee Dr. Ernesto Domingo who has met President Ramon Magsaysay in his young age.

To me, they are the real-life rockstars! We lined up and asked for their signature! I have never done this in a long time but  I was more glad and happy to congratulate them personally and tell them how proud we are of their accomplishments.
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But the group that has gotten lots of standing ovation from the crowd is the Komisi Pemberantasan Korpusi, an anti-corruption group in Indonesia that has the full support of the people and has handled more than 300 high profile cases and almost 170 of them have been processed in court.

Everyone in the CCP hall was wishing that there would be a group like KPK in the Philippines and we will be very happy to see high profile people involved in corruption go to jail.

RMAF 2013 Awardees

RMAF 2013 Awardees

RMAF 2013 Awardees
PH Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno  congratulating the 2013 RMAF Awardees.

RMAF 2013 Awardees
Lahpai Seng Raw, Myanmar – Advancing Peace through inclusive development.

RMAF 2013 Awardees
Shakti Samuha, Nepal – Transforming from victims to survivors to leaders.

RMAF 2013 Awardees
Habiba Sarabi, Afganistan – Rebuilding lives and the land in a fractured nation.

RMAF 2013 Awardees
Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, Indonesia. – Restoring public trust through credible anti-corruption crusade.

RMAF 2013 Awardees
Dr. Ernesto Domingo, Philippines – Ensuring healthcare for the poor: Medicine’s social mission.

RMAF 2013 Awardees

RMAF 2013 Awardees

The RMAF 2013 awardees are the Asia’s Change-Makers! Let us honor them and try to imitate what they are doing in our own little way. To get additional details about this award-giving body, you can check their Facebook page in this link.

 

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