“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.”
“… you are the change that you dream as I am the change that I dream and collectively we are the change that this world needs to be.” – Efren Peñaflorida
You can’t be proud enough! He is not Manny Pacquiao. He is Efren Peñaflorida. He may not be the King of the ring like Manny Pacquiao but he fights with a heart, determination, grit, dignity and love for his Kababayan.
Manny may have fought for the country, as he claimed but that’s too far to compare to what Efren did. While Manny fights for big money and fame, Efren fights the most devastating of foes, IGNORANCE.
Manny inspires Pinoy while accomplishing his task of fighting inside the ring where material benefits go to his pocket win or lose, Efren on the other hand, not only inspire, he educates young people, pulls and raise them up from the morass. He helps them to be a better Pinoy with no material benefits in return.
Efren Penaflorida INSPIRES people not to be famous and rich instead he gives our poor kababayans the CHANCE, the HOPE and the LIGHT to help them get out of darkness called Ignorance. He EMPOWERS them. In the process, they regained the DIGNITY that have been put aside or lost due to abject poverty.
Manny Pacquiao’s legacy may last forever and boxing history books will be full of it but, Efren Penaflorida’s legacy is written on the hearts and minds of those poor Pinoy kids he helped.
And heaven knows which legacy is far more important and worthy of great praises.
Mabuhay ka Efren. You are truly and definitely Pinoy!