For the love of teachers


    GABAY Guro’s team of dedicated, hardworking, inspiring and generous individuals led by Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla is once again staging the biggest local event celebrating teachers – the PLDT Gabay Guro grand gathering on Sept 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

    On its 12th year, Gabay Guro will be introducing innovations as one of its pillars to further help our unsung heroes. Aside from that, the country’s most exciting performers, including Aegis, Angeline Quinto, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Darren Espanto, K Brosas, Klarisse de Guzman, Jaya, Jay-R, Jayson Dy, Jed Madela, Jona, Kyla, Kuh Ledesma, Martin Nievera, Moira dela Torre, Pops Fernandez, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Zephanie Dimaranan, Zsa Zsa Padilla and “Eat Bulaga’s” BakClash and Broadway Boys will be featured. Young stars Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers, plus heartthrobs Gabby Concepcion, Ian Veneracion, and Piolo Pascual will also serenade the more than 20,000 teachers expected attendees from all over the country.

    However, the true stars of the extravaganza are the beloved teachers. Through the years, these men and women have given so much of themselves to the country by helping mold the minds of our citizenry.

    Cabal-Revilla recalls instances in which she has been touched by some of the Gabay Guro scholars and beneficiaries. She says at one time, a teacher from the province traveled all the way to Makati just to show her appreciation to the program.

    “Because she did not know the way, she walked all the way from Guadalupe to our offices to hand me a basket of vegetables,” said the visibly touched Chaye.

    She also related the story of a Gabay Guro scholar who tearfully revealed that if not for the scholarship, she would not have escaped her former life as a night club dancer in Bicol.

    “Her life could have taken a different turn had she not become our scholar,” said Chaye.

    To secure passes to the Gabay Guro Grand Gathering on September 22 at the MOA Arena, teachers may visit Gabay Guro’s official Facebook account and follow Twitter and Instagram accounts @PLDTGabayGuro.

    The grand gathering is supported by Aveda, Colgate-Palmolive, Conzace, Devant, Don Henrico’s, Enchanted Kingdom, First United Travel, Inc., Fitness First, Foton, Inlife Sheroes, Jollibee, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Levi’s, Manila Doctor’s Hospital, Motorlandia, Penshoppe, Pilipinas Alibaba – Zeegee Powerede Drinks, PLDT Home, Reyes Haircutters, Shopee, Smart, Sun, TNT, UL Skin Sciences Incorporated, Unilab Consumer Health, “Eat Bulaga” and Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc.