On February 21st, 2009, the 12th Philippine President, His Respected Excellency, Mr. Fidel Ramos visited the Taipei Center of the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association to host the “Act Now! For a More Peaceful and Safer World” seminar through live videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai. His Respected Excellency Mr. Ramos emphasized that a wise, sharing and frugal kind of consumption is just the beginning to saving the planet. He also quoted the motto of the Ramos Peace Foundation, “Caring, Sharing, Daring”, as encouragement for the world to take united action as individuals and as nations.
Supreme Master Ching Hai took this special opportunity to express her gratitude in person for Mr. Ramos’ extraordinary aid for Aulacese (Vietnamese) refugees during his presidential reign. In a similar manner, she also encouraged able nations to help environmental refugees relocate, therefore, showing the true meaning of brotherhood of nations.