by MA Loterte
Albay province, known for Governor Joey Sarte Salceda administration’s thrust to have at least one college graduate in each Albayano family has lauded Efren Peñaflorida, the Cable News Network (CNN) hero of the year, for extending exemplary help to poor and eager students off the streets.
His reward, though, does not end there as the province confers Peñaflorida the highest provincial honor possible and a cash gift of P250,000.
Salceda said that Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed a provincial resolution on Tuesday (November 24) giving the highest honor possible to Peñaflorida, including the cash gift and making him honorary son of Albay.
AS chair of the Regional Development Council (RDC), Salceda also said the council will make similar commendation and circulate the success stories so his person and his good work will be emulated.
The Education Quality for the Albayanos (EQUAL), a duly institutionalized educational department under the office of the governor was tasked to give the special award to Peñaflorida and hold testimonials and invite him to the annual teachers’ night to inspire teachers in Albay.