Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach to join Gabay Guro Year 10

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In the 10th year celebration of Gabay Guro, the annual activity of PLDT-Smart Foundation that gives tribute honor the country’s modern heroes—our beloved teachers will be on September 17 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The event will be joined by our favorite celebrities from both ABS-CBN, GMA Network and TV 5 including Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Jaya, Pops Fernandez, Andrew Wolfe, Michael Pangilinan, Jona Viray, Marian Rivera, Southborder, Jay-R, Luke Mejares, UP Pep Squad, and G-Force. The cast of The Good Son and Promise o Forever. This will be Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach second year to be part of the event since she joined the PLDT Home family.

And this year is special for the teachers who will be joining the Gabay Guro whereas for the very first time Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will be there to perform for them on their special day. Gabay Guro Brand Advocacy Head Gary Dujali shared that big announcement telling that they are very thankful for the Viva family especially Boss Vic (del Rosario) for making Sarah part of the big event.

As of now, the Gabay Guro project of PLDT-Smart Foundation 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 also celebrates the fact that 137 scholars graduated with honors – 112 cum laudes and 25 magna cum laudes. They partner 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. At the same time, Gabay Guro answers to the needs of the times by doing grassroots anti-drugs trainings in schools.

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

Knowing that shortage of educational facilities is a major disaster area in the Philippine education system, Gabay Guro has also taken the cudgels in the construction of classrooms in the provinces, mostly those that have been hit by debilitating calamities. There are over 40 classrooms constructed and donated already in Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Capiz.

Gabay Guro’s Grand Gathering 2017 is made possible by the generous support of Ayala Land Inc., Foton, Perry’s Group of Companies, PR Savings Bank, Maynilad, Motorlandia Philippines, Devant, Telescoop, PLDT Employees Credit Cooperative, First United Travel Inc., Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Red Cross, Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), Light Rail Manila Corp (LRT 1), New Balance, Enchanted Kingdom, Penshoppe, Filstar, Fly Ace, Flanax, Tempra, Vivalyte, PLDT, Smart, Sun and TNT.

The 2017 Gabay Guro Grand Gathering event is exclusive for teachers only. Gates open at 12 noon. Admission is free. All they have to do is like Gabay Guro on www.facebook.com/gabayguro. For more information, visit gabayguro.com, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @PLDTGabayGuro.

 

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