Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation: 29 July 2015 In electing Kommaly Chanthavong to receive the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award, the board of trustees recognizes her fearless, indomitable spirit to revive and develop the ancient Laotian art of silk weaving, creating livelihoods for thousands of poor, war-displaced Laotians, and thus preserving the dignity of women and her nation’s... continue reading.
In its 58 year history, the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award has been given to over 300 distinguished persons from across Asia. Two of these have been Lao. The first was Keo Viphakone, who was given the prize for Government Service in 1967. Keo recently passed away. The second is Sombath Somphone, who received the award... continue reading.
Ramon Magsaysay Foundation: 12 December 2014 #WhereIsSombath: RMAF marks 2 years of RM Awardees’ disappearance Where is Sombath? The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) and the community of Magsaysay Awardees had been asking this question for two years now, since RM Awardee Sombath Somphone disappeared in his native Laos. Somphone received the Magsaysay Award for Community... continue reading.
For his tireless efforts among the youth and in community development in the countryside, he has received Asia’s most prestigious award. It is only the second time during its nearly 50 year history that the Ramon Magsaysay Award has been bestowed upon a Lao national. The first one was Keo Viphakone in 1967, for Government... continue reading.
Vientiane Times, 10 August 2005.... continue reading.
This video was made by PADETC in preparation for Sombath to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2005.... continue reading.
PRESS RELEASE April 17, 2013 Neon green paper with a face drawing and the text “Surface Sombath Somphone.” This was the symbol adopted by civil society groups that participated in the cultural and solidarity event titled “Public Action to Call on the Philippines and the ASEAN: Surface Sombath Somphone and all Desaparecidos.” The gathering was... continue reading.