This year has been memorable for every Filipino after all the things that have been in and out of the news. The past twelve months have been filled with scandals and tragedies as well as celebrations and victories.
However, I consider 2009 as the year of heroes for our country.
We have seen how the Philippines rose after being struck by strong typhoons the likes of Ondoy and Peping. For a moment, the word’s eyes were fixed on us while heroes sprung up from everywhere as everyone helped anyone within their reach.
Manny Pacquiao defied all odds as he became the first boxer to have seven titles in different weight divisions. He became not only a national hero to us but a hero to many who witnessed his victory.
Efren Peñaflorida’s passion to teach kids who can’t go to school wasn’t left unnoticed He became CNN’s hero of the year as he exhibited the spirit of volunteerism that emerged despite the stormy situation our country is in.
They are just among the few individuals we look up too these days. Indeed, our world needs more heroes. Be one...