An extraordinary accomplishment - Maria's stalwart mission to take on the injustices others ignore, both in the Philippines and around the globe, is an inspiration.
Rappler, her own news company, covers the breaking news in their exclusive story.
If you didn't read it when it came out, here is one of the best PAW pieces on Maria.
If you didn't hear it here is our own Frank Langfitt '86 on NPR talking about her work and the prize.
Finally, if you want to celebrate Maria and her tremendous gifts to our world, I am sure she would love it if each and every one of us got a Rappler Plus Membership.