PLDT Gabay Guro Davao 2016


PLDT Gabay Guro brings the biggest tribute event for teachers to Davao this year. PLDT Gabay Guro event is also known as TeacherFest. It is considered to be a culmination of a year of trainings, scholarships and livelihood programs for the teacher beneficiaries. TeacherFest 2016 honors the teachers' hard work, dedication and impact on the society with a day filled  celebration and fun with their favorite celebrities world-class performances and exciting, life-changing prizes. This heartwarming tribute brought so much happiness to the teachers that took place in SMX Lanang, Davao City just last November 27, 2016.

As an educational arm and flagship project of the PLDT - Smart Foundation, PLDT Gabay Guro focuses on upholding the vocation of teachers. Its tagline "building the nation one teacher at a time" highlights the valuable role of teachers in leading their students to the future and shaping the next generation of nation builders.

Since its establishment in 2007, Gabay Guro has been able to grant over 1,100 scholarships in various state colleges and universities nationwide and train over 16,000 teachers across eight annual training programs. 2G also donated laptops and computers to schools and foundations and built over 40 classrooms located in Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Capiz.

Ms. Pilar Braga | Speaking in behalf of Mayos Inday Sara Duterte
"It is our honor to be able to bring this grand celebration to the deserving teacher's of Davao. After the main event in Manila last Sept. 25, 2016, we decided to bring the experience to our teachers from other areas including Japan, and now Davao. This is our way of rewarding as many teachers as possible for their valuable presence in our lives." PLDT Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla said.
PLDT Gabay Guro Chairman | Chaye Cabal - Revilla
It was truly a great day to dedicate to all teachers helped by the PLDT - Smart Foundation. It's a wonderful feeling seeing teachers smile and have fun despite the challenges and the stress that they endure everyday. It was fulfilling to see that the efforts made and done bu these noble teachers were given appreciation and importance. I hope more foundations in the Philippines will be able to do the same to help our teachers achieve the goal of building this nation through our young generation.


Cabantian National High School Dancers
The Davao leg of TeacherFest 2016 was graced by an exciting roster of Gabay Guro celebrity volunteers. Asia's Songbird and PLDT Home Ambassador Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid, The Concert Queen Ms. Pops Fernandez, International Pop Star Mr. Christian Bautista, multi-talented performer Ms. Aicelle Santos, Miss Universe - Philippines 2014 Ms. Mary Jean "MJ" Lastimosa and Philippine Volcanoes rugby star Mr. Andrew Wolff. The duo of Medyo Maldito and Snake Princess was also there, as well as Wency Cornejo and Chad Borja. The Tawag ng Tanghalan semi-finalist Maricel Callo also graced the event. Top caliber performers  came together in one stage just to entertain the teachers and guests for free with their impressive stage acts.

The Conncert Queen | Ms. Pops Fernandez
Cong. Karlo Nograles together with his wife and PLDT Gabay Guro Chairman
Event hosts Pops Fernandez, Andrew Wolff & MJ Lastimosa
Ms. Aicelle Santos
Mr. Wency Cornejo
PLDT Gabay Guro awarded by the Department of Education together with Cong. Karlo Nograles
MIss Universe - Philippines 2014 | Ms. MJ Lastimosa
The tandem of Snake Princess and Medyo Maldito made the people laught with their pick-up lines, hugot lines and other funny skits. They really hyped the crowd up and lighten the mood of the program as well.

The tandem of Snake Princess and Medyo Maldito
Mr. Chad Borja
Mr. Chad Borja
Mr. Christian Bautista
The Asia's songbird Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid was one of the most awaited performer in this event. By the time she went on stage, the crowd was really please and excited to hear her perform and she did not disappoint them because she sang a couple of her hits that the people sing-along with.

The Asia's Songbird | Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid
The Asia's Songbird | Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid
As part of the surprise, Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid called up this one lady to sing with her. She is Maricel Callo, one of the semi-finalists for the noon time show "Tawag ng Tanghalan". Both of them did a very amazing song number.

Maricel Callo together with The Asia's Songbird | Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid
Maricel Callo performing "Go the Distance"
The Asia's Songbird | Ms. Regine Velasquez - Alcasid
Aside from the top-caliber performances, PLDT Gabay Guro also giveaway prizes that can really change the lives of our teachers. They raffled off Laptops with Smart Bro Pocket Wifi modems, cash prizes that range from 5,000 pesos to 100,000 pesos, Travel trips for free, and even a Cignal Tv installation. They really set the bar higher than ever! PLDT-Smart Foundation really want to help all these teachers and make them feel loved and appreciated.

Mr. Christian Bautista serenading the Guest of Honor of the event: Ma'am Ching.
PLDT Gabay Guro awarded Ma'am Ching.
PLDT Gabay Guro awarded Ma'am Ching.
"After nine (9) years and counting, we look forward to giving our teachers more wonderful, memorable surprises as well as our full support for their mission of shaping our country's future leaders," PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said.

Andrew Wolff | Pops Fernandez | Regine Velasquez - Alcasid | MJ Lastimosa
Andrew Wolff | Pops Fernandez | Regine Velasquez - Alcasid | MJ Lastimosa
That is one remarkable and memorable celebration thanks to the PLDT - Smart Foundation Gabay Guro. They made every teacher noble work more meaningful and important to everyone. The love that the people behind this event is really evident and the teachers were able to feel that love. 



The PLDT Gabay  Guro TeacherFest Davao 2016  was made possible with the help of the partners and sponsors. For more information just visit gabayguro.com and like the PLDT Gabay Guro Facebook page and follow @PLDTGabayGuro on twitter and instagram.

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