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CNN Heroes: Vote for Efren Peñaflorida




cnn heroesFilipino Efren Peñaflorida made it to the finals of the 2009 CNN Heroes. He is vying for the top spot and online voting is ongoing. Help Efren by voting for him here. There’s an event today at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall to kick-off the campaign.


Efren leads the 10,000-strong Dynamic Teen Company — a group of volunteers that spent the last 12 years teaching basic reading and writing to 1,500 children in slum areas using its “kariton klasrum” (pushcarts with books, pencils and educational materials). Globe Telecom supported the event by bringing in dozens of computers and laptop connected via Globe Tattoo so more people are able to vote.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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14 Responses

  1. Jill says:

    You have my vote, Efren. Keep it up!

  2. Patrick says:

    Already voted for him some time ago but since there are no limits, I’ll go vote for him again. Saludo kami sayo Efren! Sana mas maraming maging katulad mo.

  3. domob says:

    I just did. Seen him before on tv featured about mobile classroom… Nice as its recognized by CNN.

  4. Edgar says:

    Simply commendable, Efren! Yours is an act borne out of a real sense of service. We know you were not after the attention when you started out – you just felt the need and you went head on. However, the limelight is here, and we salute you.

    If only the you-know-who of our country have your heart and passion, then … you know what follows.

    And that’s another story.

  5. alex says:

    im a teacher but i never had the passion that he has for teaching…great man…a model…i hope God will crate a lot of efren peñaflorida in the world…i vote for him everytime i go online…

  6. NanayMo says:

    We are indeed our brother’s keeper – you have lived it with your concern for these kids. Unselfish and true, we salute you!

  7. p2bpinoy says:

    Very inspiring story…

    Last chance to vote for our kababayan Efren Penaflorida as CNN’s Hero of the Year… Read more of his story at Proud To Be Pinoy.

  8. pOL says:

    NO COMMENT,..just keep it up!

  9. hai go!!!!!!

    kaya mo yan!!

    all support kami sayo

  10. Edgar says:

    Yes, you did it! Congratulations for winning, Efren! There may not be that many who replied to this Yugatech post, but I know those techies voted for you.

    We are proud of you.

  11. chris says:

    Congratulation for being the CNN Hero 2009

  12. joprince says:

    CONGRATS!!
    IDOL!! Kita!!

    im a second year student.. from LSA….
    you give us a challenge to serve others..
    your words marked in our heart.
    and you give us inspiration and as a student
    I want to support Your company (DTC) by helping those in need, specially
    those chidren who dont have the education.. by convincing them to go to school..
    And I hope I can do these things..
    and im trying to do this because of..

    We Salute You!!!:)

    Im begging you teacher efren
    Pls reply to my email..pls

  13. keanu says:

    slamat na madami kang natulungang bata

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