|By PR Newswire||
|September 16, 2012 04:01 AM EDT||
LEGAU and BONN, Germany, September 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Nacianceno M. Pacalioga, Jr. - known as Mayor Jun - is the laureate of the OWA 2012. Deeply moved he accepted the 25,000 Euro prize check that was donated by Rapunzel Naturkost. The OWA jury recognized his visionary commitment and his impressive achievements in promoting organic agriculture and the sustainable, rural development of the municipality of Dumingag and its associated 44 villages. "As mayor he is a perfect example of good governance in practice," said Vandana Shiva, Right Livelihood Award winner from India. Nacianceno M. Pacalioga, Jr. thanked the jury and expressed his hope that this international award will not only be inspiration and motivation for his citizens and himself, but that the experience and achievements of his projects will also attract the attention of more people in the Philippines and around the world.
Inspiring people to take initiative and follow such good examples was the motivation for Joseph Wilhelm, founder and Managing Director of Rapunzel Naturkost, to create the OWA in 2008. "Even if many fellow human beings, big corporations and governments still try to ignore it: we definitely and ultimately sit in one and the same boat. There is only one world where we all live with the same rights and duties," emphasizes the German organic pioneer. On the occasion of a festive gala event he and guests from around the world paid tribute to the OWA laureate from the Philippines, the winner of the One World Lifetime Achievement Award from Brazil as well as to the finalists from Turkey, India, Nicaragua and Cuba who were also presented with checks of 2,000 Euro each. For more information: http://www.one-world-award.de
One World Award c/o Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH