Sunday, November 22, 2009

CNN Hero Of The Year

When accolades come our way, they come in grand fashion.
Fresh from last week's sporting mega headline comes this yet another prestigious feat. Filipino Efren PeƱaflorida is the CNN Hero Of The Year 2009. He won over 9 other finalists from all across the globe.
What made Efren special? His kariton klasrum has been playing host to a number of street kids in his home province of Cavite for the past dozen years. It was a mobile school intended to help the meager get some education. His win was a product of 12 years of committed selfless act and dedication to help the children out.
The guy richly deserved the honor he was handed with. I'm just hands-down gonna worship the guy once I get to see him in person. People who are truly helpful deserves riches not any amount of money can offer. The truly helpful does not think of material rewards and cash register ka-shings.The $100,000 was just the cherry on top of his sundae.
I wanna congratulate Mr. Efren PeƱaflorida. You deserved this. You made us Filipinos feel better about ourselves.
As a closing, allow me to share excerpts from his acceptance speech:

“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. 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.”

The winner was chosen through online voting.

7 Responses to “CNN Hero Of The Year”

Lawstude said...
November 22, 2009 at 9:09 PM

ang galing. mabuhay ang pinoy...

the donG said...
November 25, 2009 at 9:58 PM

whoa! to sir efren mabuhay ka at ang buong team. sana dumami pa ang tulad niya.

Raft3r said...
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Raft3r said...
November 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM

these good news are now in the back burner
natabunan na sila ng masaker sa maguindanao at ang pagpatay sa anak ng isang govt official ng isang anak ng diplomat at ng paglipat ng istasyon ni claudine baretto
hay buhay

Raft3r said...
November 29, 2009 at 11:39 AM

tampo na kuya mo
di ka pa bumibisita sa kanya
happy sunday!

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...
November 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM

hi kuya, already made my new comment on your blog. been too busy this week. sorry!

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