Efren Peñaflorida, the Filipino who started the “Kariton Klassroom” to bring education to poor children in slums and on the streets has been named 2009 CNN Hero of the Year… sending a clear message to the rest of the world that the Philippines is not just a nation of boxers.
Efren Peñaflorida, the street educator who started a “pushcart classroom” has been named CNN Hero of the Year for 2009. The guy is all over the news. He is very popular right now. He has become so famous, Noynoy Aquino’s popularity is expected to drop by another 15 percent.
Filipino Efren Peñaflorida has been named CNN Hero of the Year. I seriously admire the guy. And people are now talking about his accomplishments. They’re really surprised! They couldn’t believe that Efren has a better track record than Noynoy Aquino.
Congratulations to Efren Peñaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year. Until he made the headlines, many people were not aware of his work. And in case you’re still not familiar with the guy, Efren Peñaflorida is a 28-year-old man from Cavite who was giving education to street kids while Manny Villar was giving away houses to game show contestants.
Filipino Efren Peñaflorida has been named CNN Hero of the Year. Everyone is heaping well-deserved praises on him. He is really popular right now. To give you an idea how famous Efren has become, if he decides to run for president, Loren Legarda is reportedly willing to defect to his party.
Efren Peñaflorida, the street educator who started a “pushcart classroom” has been named CNN Hero of the Year for 2009. Everyone is talking about his work and his feat. In fact, he is so popular right now, Pulse Asia’s latest survey shows that he ranks a notch higher than Gilbert Teodoro.
Efren Peñaflorida has been named CNN Hero of the Year. And why not? Efren’s story is really touching: he started the ‘Kariton Klassroom’ to educate street kids. His story is so inspiring, Mar Roxas has decided to ditch the ‘padyak’ for a pushcart in his next TV ad.
Did you see the awards ceremonies online? The moment Efren was announced the winner was so moving I held back tears while watching. And I’m telling you, I rarely shed a tear. The only time I cried this year was when my friend Chiz Escudero announced that he had no campaign funds to pursue his bid for the presidency.
A hero’s welcome awaits Efren Peñaflorida when he returns to the country. In fact, his supporters have prepared tarpaulins to welcome him. They so wanted to hang the tarps in different locations in Metro Manila but the most visible sites have reportedly been reserved for Bayani Fernando.
Filipino Efren Peñaflorida has been named CNN Hero of the Year. Ten finalists were chosen by CNN and the winner was determined through online voting. Some 2.5 million votes were cast and Efren won. Now here’s what bothers me: DILG Sec. Ronaldo Puno claims he is behind Efren’s successful campaign.
Efren Peñaflorida has been named CNN Hero of the Year. When news of his win came out, street kids in Cavite called him and said, “Mabuhay ka Kuya Efren!” President Arroyo told him, “You’re a true hero!” And Joseph Estrada said, “Inuman na!”
CNN has named Efren Peñaflorida of the Philippines Hero of the Year. Already a top 10 finalist, Efren was shocked when CNN anchor Anderson Cooper declared him the winner. And he was shocked even more when, while accepting the award, Chavit Singson went on stage and stood beside him.
In case you didn’t know, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who handed the award to CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida, is gay. Yup Anderson is a homosexual. When the Commission on Elections Second Division heard the news, they urged Efren to return the award because it was “immoral.”
“If everybody was satisfied with himself there would be no heroes.”
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