Benjamin Abadiano

Benjamin Abadiano (born February 11, 1963) is a Filipino lexicographer who has worked in the country's highlands with the Mangyan, Lumad, and other indigenous peoples. He did volunteer work for nine years in Paitan, Oriental Mindoro, and later in Mindanao. He was awarded the 2004 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership.[1]

Abadiano compiled the first Tagalog-Mangyan dictionary.

Abadiano started the forum Advocacy Photographers in 2009.

He is currently the President of the Assisi Development Foundation, Inc.

Benjamin Abadiano
Born11 February 1963 (age 56)
AwardsRamon Magsaysay Award


  1. ^ "The 2004 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership – CITATION for Benjamin Abadiano" (31 August 2004) (Retrieved on February 7, 2008)
1963 in the Philippines

1963 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1963.

Abadiano (surname)

Abadiano is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Benjamin Abadiano (born 1963), Filipino lexicographer

Luis Abadiano, Mexican publisher and printer

List of Ramon Magsaysay Award winners

The following is a partial list of the awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award. See External links at bottom of this page for a complete list. Awardees' individual nationality or country of origin and citizenship are indicated.

GS Government ServicePS Public ServiceCL Community LeadershipJLCCA Journalism, Literature, and the Creative Communication ArtsPIU Peace and International UnderstandingEL Emergent Leadership

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