Pretty young lass Zamboangueña, Arizza Nocum, is Cobra Pinoy Hero 2013 nominee PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:25

Aside from active local civic-leader Dr. Anton Lim, another Zamboangueña is nominated for the prestigious annual hero award the Cobra Energy Drink Pinoy Hero 2013 in the Youth Category (Dr. Lim is in the Modern Hero Category). She is Arizza Ann Sahi-Nocum an Industrial Engineering scholar student of UP Diliman. Her parents are Armand and Ann Sahi-Nocum.

Cobra Hero Award of Asia Brewery is a national search that seeks and recognizes a Filipino who has done an act of bravery, courage or selflessness, beyond the call of duty, in an everyday setting beyond what is expected of them. There will be four category winners – Modern Hero, Work Force Hero, Service Hero, and the Youth Hero who will receive P150,000 prize each.

Arizza is the active administrator of KRIS (Kristiyano-Islam) Peace Library that started at Manicahan in our city and is spreading nationwide. Its strong advocacy is education as it believes that it will bring peace and prosperity. Presently, KRIS has 6 libraries, more than 300 scholars, donating books, computers, and educational toys for Filipino youth living in poor and conflicted communities. Aside from fund raising activities, Arizza has successfully able to get donations from families, friends, schoolmates, and even from strangers around the world.

Kris noble advocacy and programs have been noticed by the Rotary International and Zonta Club International and gave recognitions to its efforts with awards. The cash prizes they gave has send many KRIS scholars to college.

Arizza said, “KRIS Library sees an empowered Filipino youth—enlightened individuals who have improved their status on life by studying hard and working hard.” By harnessing the tools of education, they will not only help themselves but also help others, she added. KRIS Library’s highest dream is to spark a cycle of empowerment, poverty alleviation, peace, and service in the Filipino youth.

The Cobra Hero award will be determined by vote pressed (number of likes) at If you believe in peace thru education, please vote for Arizza. Her profile is on the 2nd page of the finalists. Click "Vote". Don't forget to vote (like) Dr. Anton Lim too. Heroes like them inspire us and tell that life is peaceful when we do good things.

By Dante Corteza

Numbers 6:25-26. “The LORD makes His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turns His face toward you and gives you peace."