Teacher from Cavite picked as ‘CNN Hero’

Efren Peñaflorida, a 27-year-old Filipino teacher and youth worker, has been named a “CNN Hero.”

The prestigious recognition, CNN said in a statement on Thursday, spotlights ordinary citizens around the world accomplishing “extraordinary deeds.”

Peñaflorida will be featured on CNN’s Larry King Live airing today at 6 p.m. (Manila time). Peñaflorida is the third of approximately 32 heroes to be unveiled this year.

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