Sunday, November 22, 2009

Filipino named CNN Heroes 2009

Efren Peñaflorida, who started a "pushcart classroom" in the Philippines to bring education to poor children as an alternative to gang membership, has been named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.



The gala event, taped before an audience of 3,000 at the Kodak Theatre, premieres on Thanksgiving, November 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the global networks of CNN.



Peñaflorida, who will receive $100,000 to continue his work with the Dynamic Teen Company, was selected after seven weeks of online voting at CNN.com. More than 2.75 million votes were cast.

More Here in CNN News

4 comments:

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

another great filipino who give honor to the philippines..he deserves to win..

Buddy dela Cruz said...

yes he deserved it... And I'm proud of him as a Filipino... Sana tularan sya ng mga pulitiko sa atin ng sa ganun umunlad naman ang ating kawawaang Juan Dela Cruz....

Misalyn said...

Binoto ko sya. :)

Sana nga tularan sya ng marami. Kahanga hanga talaga ang ginagawa nya.

Glampinoy said...

agree ako kay Misalyn. Pero hindi lang ginawa nya ang kahanga-hanga. Buhay nya mismo ay kahanga-hanga.

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