“The Seventh President of the Republic of the Philippines after World War II”
We all know about Ramon Magsaysay, some knows a lot more about him and some have just heard about him but still they know a lot, however we firmly cannot deny the fact that we know about him from one or the other sources.
Ramon Magsaysay commanded the admiration, respect and affection of people because he was simple and a humble man, because he cared for all people as individuals and believed in their dignity and importance and because he had his courage of his convictions, his objective was to improve the life of lot of his fellows.
He was Seventh President of the Republic of Philippines after World War II, from – 30 Dec, 1953 – 17 Mar, 1957. His name was ‘Ramon Del Fierro Magsaysay’ and he was well known for his courage, selfless services and transformative influence. He is famous for his credo “The Government starts at the bottom and move upwards, for government exists for the welfare of the masses of the nation” He Said.
His life had a great impact not only in his country but on many people in many lands he was one of the most outstanding leader of his time. He was a man of greatness of spirit, he saw his fellow human beings born with the right to live in liberty and happiness. He angered at injustice and the violation of the high principles.
He worked to build a nation – ‘ A World – In which all people were free and lived in honor and peace with one another. He was from The Nacionalista Party of Philippines. It is the oldest political party in both the Philippines and in Southeast Asia in general.
Since it was found in 1907 – It was responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century. It was the ruling party from 1935 – 1946 (Under Presidents Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmena), From 1953 -1961 (Under Presidents Ramon Magsaysay and Carlos P Garcia) and from 1965 – 1972 (Under President Ferdinand Marcos).
If we talk about its Ideology, then it was initially created as Filipino Nationalist Party that supported Philippines Independence until 1946, when the United States granted Independence to the country. Since then, many scholarly articles that dealt with the history of political parties during the Third Republic agreed that the party has been Increasingly Populist.
Although some argued they had conservative tendencies because of their opposition to the Liberal Party and the Progressive Party and since then “The Populist ideology of the party remained to present day as described”.
‘The Ramon Magsaysay Award’
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippines President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in governance along with the courageous service to the people and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society.
In May 1957, seven prominent Filipinos were named to the founding board of trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, the non-profit corporation tasked with implementing the awards program. Later on, the board of trustees diversified and included prominent Asians from all over the Asian continent and outlying islands.
The RMAF recognizes and honors individuals and organizations in Asia regardless of race, creed, sex, or nationality, who have achieved distinction in their respective fields and have helped others generously without anticipating public recognition.
The awards have traditionally been given in five categories: government service; public service; community leadership; journalism, literature, and creative communication arts; and peace and international understanding.
The winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards come from different parts of Asia, although there are some instances where the winners came from countries outside Asia who had served, worked or accomplished something in different Asian countries. As of 2016, recipients have come from twenty-two Asian countries.
The Credibility of Ramon Magsaysay Award can never be challenged, this awards ceremony makes people feel that their work is valued. It shows approval and gratitude for each person’s good job and it makes people aware that good work will be rewarded.