Thursday, November 26, 2009

Congratulations Efren Peñaflorida

I am very froud to be a Filipino, and Efren Peñaflorida made me more proud being a Filipino. Efren Peñaflorida has brought a prestigious award for the Philippines for getting the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Award, for helping those poor Filipino children to get education thru his “Kariton Klassroom.”. There are 10 finalist for this award and still Efren Peñaflorida got the award by having the highest votes, he have gathered 2.75 million from online votes. He also received $ 100,000.00 for him to used to continue his advocacy to help educating the youth.

According to Efren, “Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry,” Peñaflorida said. “Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need.”

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