Efren Peñaflorida: Young Pinoy CNN Hero

Please vote for Efren Peñaflorida, our hero. Your vote is a great way of letting him know that we appreciate his great work in helping and building our nation.

Efren Peñaflorida is a young man who against all odds, succeeded in “giving the Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. His Dynamic Teen Company’s 10,000 members have taught basic reading and writing to 1,500 kids living in the slums.

I always tell my volunteers that you are the change that you dream and I am the change that I dream. And collectively we are the change that this world needs to be. –  Efren Peñaflorida

Just click the widget below to cast your vote. You may vote as many times as you like.

Thank you very much.

11 Responses to “Efren Peñaflorida: Young Pinoy CNN Hero”


  1. 1 Snow October 3, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Wow, heartwarming naman ito, CNN recognize a Pinoy hero. Cheers!

  2. 2 myepinoy October 3, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    @Snow,

    So, please start voting na. kahit isang milyong votes from you pede.

    If he wins, the country wins as well but the biggest winner and the one who will benefit the most are the kids that he and his group are helping. The win will mean more funds for his works.

    This young man is definitely Pinoy. A great role model every Pinoys all over.

  3. 3 rhodora October 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Yup, will vote for him many times over. May he win! Go Efren! Go Pinoy!

  4. 4 myepinoy October 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    @rhodora,

    Salamat. make it 100,000 please…. ha ha ha.

    As I said in my earlier response above, if he wins, the children that he and his group are helping will benefit the most.

    I heard that aside from the recognition that CNN will award him, he will receive USD25th and, another USD100th if he bags the number one CNN Heroes award.

    Imagine how wide his work can cover with that amount. Plus of course, the honor to our country.

  5. 5 Jayred October 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Voted for him last Saturday. Hope he wins!

    me says: Jayred, thank you very much.

  6. 6 bw October 6, 2009 at 2:33 am

    right on ! Viva Efren🙂

  7. 7 Major Tom October 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

    This is truly a laudable accolade and Efren should make all Filipino proud with this recognition.

  8. 8 myepinoy October 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    @bw,

    Hope he wins. Mabuhay si Efren!

  9. 9 myepinoy October 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    @Major Tom,

    Definitely Pinoy!

  10. 10 p2bpinoy November 19, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Very inspiring story…

    Last chance to vote for our kababayan Efren Penaflorida as CNN’s Hero of the Year… More of his story on this link http://p2bpinoy.emzii.com/2009/11/pinoy-among-top-10-cnn-heroes-vote-for-efren-penaflorida/

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