Gabay Guro holds first virtual grand gathering

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    Despite the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, PLDT Smart Foundation’s Gabay Guro ensures that the Filipino teachers will be given tribute for all their hard work and sacrifices through its annual grand gathering.

    Set to happen for the first time in a virtual landscape, this year’s teachers’ tribute “Digitalization: Transitioning to a Better Normal” will be streamed LIVE on Oct. 3, Saturday via Gabay Guro’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel starting at 3 p.m.

    “Our teachers are the pillars of education. Amid the new normal, they pave the way for our children to have the best learning opportunities. It is through our Grand Gathering that we pay homage to the important role they play in transforming the lives of the next generation,” said Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla.

    A celebration of this magnitude is always a daunting task, but given that this will be the first time that the grand gathering will be virtual has made the preparation and the mounting more challenging, admitted Gabay Guro Chair Chaye Cabal-Revilla.

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    “It can stressful,” Chaye said, “but we take the pain and the stress with love because we do this for the love of our teachers.”

    Pops Fernandez, one of the performers who has been lending her talents to the yearly salute to teachers, said it’s a privilege to be part of the growth of Gabay Guro.

    “No coronavirus, no pandemic could stop Gabay Guro,” she said.

    In a Zoom press con, Pops and her fellow performers, Gabby Concepcion, Jona and Regine Velasquez, have all expressed their eagerness to entertain and be part of the teacher’s tradition which is now on its thirteenth year.

    This Saturday’s celebration will be a day of world-class music and performances by the country’s best. Hosted by Edu Manzano, Iza Calzado and Xian Lim, the show will be headlined by Sharon Cuneta and her daughters Frankie and Miel Pangilinan, Gabby Concepcion, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid and daughter Leila, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Karylle, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Piolo Pascual and son Inigo, Bea Alonzo, Ian Veneracion, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Jaya, Jona, Derek Ramsay, Dingdong Avanzado and daughter Jayda, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barbers, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Sam Concepcion, Juris, Julie Anne San Jose, Mark Bautista, Joey G., Luke Mijares, Jinky Vidal, Klarisse, Ebe Dancel, Paolo Santos, Zephanie Dimaranan, TNT Boys, Nyoy Volante, Raimund Marasigan, Teddy Corpuz, Randy Santiago, Christian Bautista, Jugs Jugueta, and brothers Rayver and Rodjun and Ella Cruz.

    A lot of exciting prizes await our dear teachers. Some of these include a lot of cash prizes from PLDT Managers Club Inc. (MCI), Metro Pacific Water, Paymaya, Telescoop, PECCA, Devant, Metro Pacific Water and RCBC, a Chery Tiggo from Chery Auto Philippines, laptops from Asus and SGV Foundation, tablets from PWC, Prepaid Home Wifi units, SmartBro Pocket Wifi units, air condition units from Condura, accident and covid insurance from InLife Sheroes, mobile phones from Smart and TNT, wifi repeaters from Huawei, gift certificates from Dunkin Donut and Penshoppe and a lot of gift packs. Aside from the top-notch performances, these special prizes are some of the most awaited parts of the Grand Gathering – all thanks to the untiring support of Gabay Guro’s sponsors: Adarna Books, Aveda PH, Kora Organics, Betadine, Boysen Paints, Cornerstone Entertainment Inc., EcoNest, International Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Bioderm Soap, Everclean Ethyl Alcohol, Lecit-E Vitamins and Efficascent Relaxing Oil), Jolly, Klean Kanteen, La Filipina, Safeguard, Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (Potencee Adult and Potencee Plus Non Acidic Vitamin C plus Zinc Syrup), Peerless Brands (Calla Detergent, Champion Detergent and Hana Shampoo), Phil Care, Phil Life, Rudy Project, and ULSSI (pH Care, Celeteque, and Swish).

    Teachers may join the Grand Gathering by downloading the Gabay Guro App. By registering, teachers will have a chance to win some of the exciting prizes.

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