It’s not all the time that we see and hear heroic deeds by our fellowmen that is given recognition for all citizens to know and realize that faith in humanity is still present among our hearts.
A person doesn’t have to go to war and come back as a hero nor that person doesn’t have to save an entire city like the Avengers did in the movie Age of Ultron. A person can be a hero just by stepping up, believing and doing what he believes is right. Sharing talents and passion to his fellowmen that will benefit a lot of people for the good without expecting something in return.
This year, Mang Inasal, the country’s number one Pinoy BBQ restaurant, celebrates National Heroes Day by launching the Gawad Pilipinoy Awards. This is the leading food brand’s first ever recognition program for the country’s modern-day heroes who use their skills and their passion to be of service to others.
Gawad Pilipinoy seeks to recognize outstanding individuals who share their talents to the community through a selfless advocacy. These Filipinos represent galing na Pinoy by fulfilling a passion or vocation that aims to uplift the plight of less fortunate individuals.
Mang Inasal has named Adrian Karl L. Cobardo as its first ever Gawad Pilipinoy honoree. Growing up from San Marcelino, Zambales, Cobardo, a teacher by profession, is the founder of BangKarunugan, an advocacy program which aims to cultivate the love of reading among children. Cobardo provides free and accessible education to the people in the islands using a bangka (boat).
A simple teacher, Adrian accepted the challenge of sharing the knowledge to the children of this new generation. “Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good,” said Adrian on his Facebook status posted a couple of days ago.
“Sa BangKarunungan namin naipupunla ang pag-asa, pagmamahal, hindi lamang sa pagbasa, kasi magiging simula din ito ng pagmamahal nila sa edukasyon.”
*Photos screencapped via Mang Inasal Philippines Facebook Gawad Pilipinoy video. Follow Mang Inasal Philippines to know more about the advocacy campaign.
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