Join “Tulak ng Kariton” with Efren Penaflorida (Dec. 11, 2009)

I received this invitation in the email from a friend. If you’re in the vicinity or even if you’re not but you believe in Efren’s cause, come join.


All Filipinos of all colors are invited to gather in a tribute for CNN
Hero Efren Penaflorida on Dec 11, 2009. 3:30PM. Assembly at the Ninoy
Aquino Statue at the corner of Ayala and Paseo De Roxas. Efren,
followed by the people, will push his Kariton on Ayala Ave and will
lead us to the concert venue on Makati Ave between Landmark and
Greenbelt 4. This event will also be the venue for our outrage over
the Maguindanao Massacre, GMA’s candidacy, and Martial Law in Maguindao.

4-5PM Tulak ng Kariton
5-8PM Konsyerto ng Pagbabago

We will start the march at the Ninoy Aquino Statue at Ayala corner
Paseo at 4PM on Friday, Dec 11 and we’ll have the concert at Makati
Avenue between Landmark and Greeenbelt 4 fro 5PM to 8PM.

Thanks and best regards,


Let’s Make Efren Penaflorida a CNN Hero

When Efren Penaflorida added me up on Twitter, I had no idea who he was. The name sounded familiar though, so I googled him. It turned out Efren was THE guy I had read about in an article (I cannot even remember where) who has been making it his mission to raise the level of education of streetkids by actually bringing the school to the streets.

Efren Penaflorida
Read the story of Efren HERE.

CNN has launched a search for its 2009 CNN Hero and Efren is one of the finalists after CNN whittled down the list from 9,000 submissions from over 100 countries. Read HERE how CNN made their finalist selection. The 10 finalists already received $25,000 each in recognition of their work. The Top CNN Hero will get an additional $100,000.

To cast your vote for Efren, click on THIS LINK and click on the “VOTE” button beside Efren’s picture. Note that THERE IS NO LIMIT to the number of times you can vote for Efren and voting ends November 19, 2009 (6AM ET).