I really felt honored and in awe when Yahoo! Philippines named me one of the 7 Modern-Day Filipino Heroes last June 12, 2011, during our country’s Independence Day celebrations this year (read about it here).
And today, August 26, when Yahoo! Philippines formally awarded us, I really got so inspired by the stories of the 6 other Modern-Day Filipino Heroes who I shared the stage with today.
It has always been my belief that our country does not lack the heroes it needs, we only need to empower them (see my full speech here).
With today’s event and the inspiring stories shared by Alexis Belonio, Jean Enriquez, Tomas Leonor, Anna Oposa, Tzarina Saniel and Heidi Mendoza – I am fully convinced that the Philippines has so many ordinary citizens out there who are doing extraordinary things.
Our basic philosophy in the Philippine Funds for Little Kids is this:
“The great thing a little lamp can do which the big sun cannot do is give light at night. This shows us that no one is superior by size but by purpose. If we cannot do great things, we can surely do small things in a great way. Little things make a BIG difference to God.”
It is for this reason that I felt that I needed to blog about this event today. No matter where you are in the Philippines or in the world. No matter your standing in life. You can still choose to do something for the country. Tomas Leonor proved that.
I have been remiss for the last few weeks in updating my blog due to various commitments and constant travels.
But after today’s Pitong Pinoy Awards event, I feel happy that our country indeed can still boast of so many heroes in various fields. Learn more about the profiles of the 7 Modern-Day Heroes here.
I hope these stories also inspire you to take action as a Filipino citizen online.
The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) released their story of today’s event here.