• Short Summary

    THE 1968 RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDS, NAMED AFTER A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, WERE PRESENTED TO PEOPLE OF FIVE DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT LAST SATURDAY (31 AUGUST).

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    THE 1968 RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDS, NAMED AFTER A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, WERE PRESENTED TO PEOPLE OF FIVE DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT LAST SATURDAY (31 AUGUST).

    THE PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS, ASIA'S COUNTERPART OF EUROPE'S NOBEL PRIZE, COINCIDED WITH THE 61ST. BIRTHDAY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.

    MR. JOHN THACKER, OF THE CO-OPERATIVE FOR AMERICAN RELIEF EVERYWHERE (CARE) WAS AMONG THE AWARD WINNERS. CARE WAS CITED FOR "ITS CONSTRUCTIVE HUMANITARIANISM POSTERING DIGNITY AMONG THE NEEDY IN ASIA AND THREE OTHER CONTINENTS OVER 22 YEARS".

    MR. THIEN, FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, RECEIVED THE AWARD FOR JOURNALISM, LITERATURE AND CREATIVE COMMUNICATION ARTS "FOR HIS ENDURING COMMITMENT TO FREE ENQUIRY AND DEBATE". HIS AWARD MET WITH PROTESTS BY SOME STUDENTS WHO CARRIED PLACARDS READING "SAIGON PUPPET AWARDS ITS HEROES", "THIEN C.I.A. HERO" AND "SHAME".

    A FILIPINO COUPLE, THE ENCARNACIONS, RECEIVED THEIR AWARD FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP.

    MR. LI KWOH TING, FROM TAIWAN, WAS GIVEN THE AWARD FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE FOR "HIS VIGOROUS, RATIONAL GUIDANCE OF TAIWAN'S ECONOMY, GENERATING ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST RAPID RATES OF INDUSTRIAL GROWTH".

    MRS. LUZ MAGSAYSAY, WIDOW OF THE LATE PRESIDENT, POSED FOR PICTURES WITH THE AWARDEES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24F4FX5TD14G80MYXH9F4B243
    Media URN:
    VLVA24F4FX5TD14G80MYXH9F4B243
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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