South Border leads dozens of performing artists at PLDT ‘Gabay Guro’ 10 anniversary bash

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South Border leads the roster of performers at the 10th anniversary celebration of PLDT Gabay Guro on Sept. 17 at the MOA Arena.

The other distinguished artists include Lea Salonga, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, Sarah Geronimo, Pia Wurtzbach, Pops Fernandez, MJ Lastimosa, Andrew Wolfe, Michael Pangilinan, Jona Viray, Marian Rivera, Jay-R, Luke Mejares, Jinky Vidal, Medwin Marfil, the UP Pep Squad, G-Force, and more surprise guests.

Some 20,000 teacher members of PLDT Gabay Guro are expected to attend the bash dubbed “Grand Tribute.”

Gabay Guro was established in 2007 as an education arm and a flagship project of the PLDT-Smart Foundation. It is a program run by volunteers composed of the PLDT Manager’s Club Inc.

Its website says the core of the Gabay Guro program are scholarships, trainings, housing and educational facilities, livelihood, broadbanding and computerization, and teachers’ tribute.

The Gabay Guro Foundation is chaired by Chaye Cabal-Revilla, and its brand advocacy headed by Gary Dujali.

It has won awards and citations such as the Gawad Tanglaw, two Anvil Awards in 2016, one from the Phil. Association of National Advertisers (PANA), and the Philippine Quill Awards .

Aside from the musical performances, the “Grand Tribute” on Sept. 17 will have Gabay Guro members vying for a raffle of a house and lot, vehicles, livelihood opportunities, gadgets and cash prizes, among other giveaways.

Sponsors are Ayala Land, Foton, PR Savings Bank, Motorlandia Philippines, Honda Motorcycle, Suzuki Motorcycle, Yamaha Motorcycle, Devant, Myphone, Telescoop, PECCA, First United Travel Inc., Enchanted Kingdom, Penshoppe, Filstar, Fly Ace, Taisho,  PLDT, Smart, Sun and TNT.

Gabay Guro has over 1,200 scholars in various state colleges and universities nationwide. There are over 300 LET passers, 496 active scholars as of August 2016, and a projected 167 graduates in 2017. Gabay Guro is also honoring 137 scholars who graduated with honors–112 cum laudes  and 25 magna cum laudes. Gabay Guro has also partnered with local government units to further teacher education.

The foundation has conducted trainings for over 16,000 teachers. Today it runs eight training programs for teachers around the country, namely: Teacher’s Treasure Chest; English Proficiency Training; Computer Literacy; Emotional Intelligence; Teacher’s Armor; Leadership Training; IT Sustainability and Literacy; and Unleashing Creativity in Teaching.

Gabay Guro’s initiative on Broadband and Computerization has had great impact nationwide. All partner-schools were recipients of either computers/laptop or internet connections from PLDT or Smart.

It has likewise facilitated the construction of classrooms in the provinces, mostly those that have been hit by calamities. Over 40 classrooms have been built and donated to Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Capiz.

The PLDT Gabay Guro grand tribute is exclusive for teachers only. Gates open at 12 nn. Admission is free. For details, log on: www.facebook.com/gabayguro or www.gabayguro.com. Follow on Twitter and Instagram at @PLDTGabayGuro.



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