Each year, CNN gives $100,000 to the winner (from a field of ten finalists – winnowed from 9,000 nominees from all over the world) of its “Hero of the Year” award. This year, a 28-year-old Filipino, Efren Peñaflorida, made it to the top ten.
Once in a while comes an excellent opportunity to showcase to the world the dignity of Filipinos able to turn tragedy into triumph, from adversity to opportunity.
I have voted for Efren Peñaflorida. And I will vote for him again… and again…
Maybe you would or should too.