Talk:Ramon Magsaysay Award

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Tambayan Philippines (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Tambayan Philippines, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics related to the Philippines on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Awards and prizes (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Awards and prizes, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of awards and prizes on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the importance scale.
 

Magsaysay award = Asia's Nobel Peace Prize?[edit]

Hey, I think Magsaysay award at best can be equated to Asia's Nobel prizes and no more. Also, the categories are probably different, except for literature and peace. I'll wait for responses for a couple of days and then change it as equivalent to Asia's Nobel Prize.

Gurubrahma 11:41, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

I think the prize is equated to Nobel peace prize because the nobel prize for peace is also awarded to people based on Service to people. The comparison is done at a higher level, not the details of categories. From the awardees list, it seems that people who got it are those who have made significant changes in the society as a whole through their work. So, the comparison is with Nobel Peace prize, and not with the Nobel prize in other categories. But of course, you may be right thinking from a different direction. --Ragib 23:12, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

@STSC: Noted your undo. My objection to the claim is (1) the two sources do not provide any insight into who authoritatively "considers" the Magsaysay "Asia's Nobel Prize", they are merely two press reports which go only so far as to say that the reporters & editors think it sounds good, which is my second objection, (2) that this is just cutsie-pie journalism, i.e. adding a focal point of interest to their report with no justification, (3) that there is nothing to distinguish Magsaysay's claim from that of others for the awards, and that (4) there are multiple organisations vying for the same respectability by association (e.g. The Shaw Prize, Confucius Peace Prize, Tang Prize Foundation, Future Science Awards, Lui Che Woo Prize for World Civilization), that (5) the reality is that it is just a crass attempt at self-promotion by hanging onto the coat-tails of a revered institution and WP should not be conscripted to that cause, (6) the Magsaysay itself has a strong Philippines awardee bias and is not structured or governed in any sense similarly to the Nobel; and (7) of course, the claim is devoid of any verifiable factual foundation. It's just marketing. It shouldn't be parroted here. sirlanz 14:58, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Maybe you have a point there, particularly about the Philippines for which I don't have a high opinion. STSC (talk) 16:16, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Asia or South-South East Asia[edit]

Lookin at the recepient list I saw only SE Asian nations or Southern nations (India and Pakistan seeming to be the western border). There where no names from the Middle East, Central Asiat or North Asia (i.e. Russia and the rest of former USSR). Is this for lack of worthy recepients or is the prize limited to only parts of Asia? In any case, it should be states that "As of 2010 no-one from the Middle East or the former USSR got the prize". DGtal (talk) 15:17, 8 March 2011 (UTC)