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TeacherFest 2016: PLDT Gabay Guro brings biggest tribute for teachers to Davao

After a year of scholarships and livelihood programs for teachers, PLDT Gabay Guro (2G) culminates its 9th year with the biggest annual celebration known as TeacherFest. The full-day event was glittered with celebrity favorites, world-class entertainment and exciting, life-changing prizes headlined by the coveted Foton van and house-and-lot grand raffle from Perry’s Group of Companies.

After a year of scholarships and livelihood programs for teachers, PLDT Gabay Guro (2G) culminates its 9th year with the biggest annual celebration known as TeacherFest held in SM Mall of Asia Arena last September. The full-day event was glittered with celebrity favorites, world-class entertainment and exciting, life-changing prizes headlined by the coveted Foton van and house-and-lot grand raffle from Perry’s Group of Companies.

Published in SunStar Davao, Nov. 27, 2016

rsng1902Assembled at the Mall of Asia Arena last September 25, 2016 were around 20,000 teachers from public and private schools nationwide for PLDT Gabay Guro’s 9th Grand Gathering, also known as TeacherFest. Like previous years, the 9th PLDT Gabay Guro TeacherFest honored the teachers’ hard work, dedication and impact on society with a day filled with their favorite celebrities, world-class performances and exciting, life-changing prizes.

rsng1900Since its establishment in 2007, PLDT Gabay Guro (2G) has been able to grant over 1,100 scholarships in various state colleges and universities nationwide; train over 16,000 teachers; donate laptops and computers to schools and foundations and build over 40 classrooms located in Cebu, Bohol, Leyte and Capiz.

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rsng1234As the educational arm and flagship project of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, PLDT Gabay Guro (2G) 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. With the highly anticipated TeacherFest, 2G culminated its 9th year of trainings, scholarships and livelihood programs for the teacher beneficiaries, right in time for Teachers’ Month.

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The event was graced by celebrity performers Vina Morales, Pops Fernandez, MJ Lastimosa, Sam Concepcion, Michael Pangilinan, Jona Viray, Gary and Gab Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lea Salonga, Pia Wurtzbach and more. On top of being star-studded, the celebration was glittered with amazing raffle prizes ranging from cash and trips to local and international destinations to the coveted Foton van and house-and-lot grand raffle from Perry’s group of companies.

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rsng1869“Each year, we look forward to this event which is our way of rewarding teachers for their valuable presence in our lives, and their selfless work which is recognized and appreciated,” PLDT Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla said. “With this year’s TeacherFest, we are honoring nine years of our commitment to helping teachers change lives.”

pldt-vp-and-home-marketing-head-gary-dujali-and-chairman-of-gabay-guro-chaye-revilla“By treating our teachers to world-class entertainment and surprises, we pay tribute to them and give them a break from their daily challenges in the biggest way possible,” PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali added. “We look forward to giving them more wonderful, memorable days as well as our full support as they continue their mission of shaping our country’s future leaders.”

TeacherFest 2016: PLDT Gabay Guro brings biggest tribute for teachers to Davao

TeacherFest 2016: PLDT Gabay Guro brings biggest tribute for teachers to Davao

On November 27, 2016, Gabay Guro is bringing this huge celebration in Davao at the SMX Convention Center of SM Lanang, Davao City on Sunday at 2pm. The biggest gathering of teachers will be graced by performers Pops Fernandez, MJ Lastimosa, Andrew Wolff, Asias songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Christian Bautista, Sam Concepcion, Chad Borja, Wency Cornejo, and more.

My gang in SM MOA Arena's Teacherfest 2016 : Glen Santillan, Rhonson Ng, me and Ian Garcia

My gang in SM MOA Arena’s Teacherfest 2016 : Glen Santillan, Rhonson Ng, me and Ian Garcia

This year’s event is made possible through the help of the following partners: Perry’s Group of Companies, Foton, Intel, Devant, Honda and Suzuki for the motorcyles, PR Savings Bank and Manila teachers for the tricycles, Penshoppe, National Bookstore, Enchanted Kingdom, Splash, Tempra, Flanax, Bonamine, Vivalyte, Betadine, Gardenia, Bic, Art Attack, Microsoft, Smart, TNT, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, First United Travel Agency, myPhone, Star Mobile, PECCI, PWC, Red Cross, SGV, The Flower Collection, San Marino Corned Tuna, Philippine Star and 51 Talk. For more information, visit gabayguro.com, or the PLDT Gabay Guro Facebook page and follow @PLDTGabayGuro on Twitter and Instagram.TeacherFest 2016: PLDT Gabay Guro brings biggest tribute for teachers to Davao, published in SunStar Davao in my column

TeacherFest 2016: PLDT Gabay Guro brings biggest tribute for teachers to Davao, published in SunStar Davao in my column, Nov 27, 2016rnja8030

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Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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