The search for young heroes is over! Do you know who are these Tang Galing Kids? Can you name at least one? Tang which is a popular powdered juice drink recently celebrated the greatness of the youth and thus presented the 7 awardees of the Search for the Tang Galing Mo Kid! About a week ago Tang recognized these kids who are worth emulating and have shown heroic acts since their young age. Organizations from all over the country sent in their nominations for children whose lives and stories are worth emulating
I took the opportunity to get to know them better by reading their simple acts of heroism at the portrait
display found at the back portion of the Centennial Hall. There I met Mr. Efren Peñaflorida, the founder and head of the Dynamic Teen Company. I have an instinct that he'll be around during the event and I was right. While the program at the Manila Hotel has not yet officially started I killed my time by looking at their achievements. How inspiring these kids are which leads me to hoping that more and more kids would follow their steps to make this place a better place to live in. So shall I introduce you to these Tang Galing Kids now? I have provided a brief description about them which I copied below their portraits so that everybody will get to know them well as the fonts in the portrait seemed inconspicuous already to be read properly. It pays to be informed. So here they are:
THE ADVOCATE: RAYNOLD DELA CRUZ
Nominating Group: Dynamic Teen Company
Raynold is a children's rights advocate whose empowering efforts include the project, Saving the Kids with First Aid Kit. He also uses his rapping skills to communicate various issues. Raynold earned with the Good-Deeder Award and the 2010 Young Mandela title.
THE WRTER: MARTHA BALAGAT
Nominating Group: PAREF Rosehill School
When she was still in the first grade, Martha had published her first book and she hasn't stopped writing since. Here articles are featured on the Junior Inquirer and her blog. Oogles of Everything. Moreover, Martha teaches Cathechism to underprivileged kids.
THE ARTISTS: U MAALAM AND TRUBADOR WISELY
Nominating Group: Handicapped Intensive Rehabilitation through Employment (HIRE)
These artistic brothers have taken their love for painting and have shared their interests generously with others.
THE LEADER: DANA SUAZE
Nominating Group: Girl Scouts of the Philippines
Dannah's leadership shines through her work as the Laguna Council representative for the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. She has spearheaded several socio-civic projects including feeding programs, tree planting and Catechism classes.
THE MULTI-TALENT: ANGELA SERAFICO
Nominating Group: Women of Wallem
Angela is a writer, public speaker, painter and violin player. She is also a Padre Pio devotee, who engages in outreach work. In the aftremath of Typhoon Sendong, she raised funds by selling two of her artwork.
THE SURVIOR: KESZ VALDEZ
Nominating Group: Club 8586 Inc.
When Kesz was younger, he experienced child labor, scavenging and begging. Despite adversity, he placed his difficult past behind to help other children. His efforts include the socio-civic group, Saving Children; and the campaigns, Aklat Para sa Lahat and I Love Your Smile.
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