Gabby Concepcion in Gabay Guro's Grand Gathering

Celebrities volunteer for teachers’ empowerment

Top-notch actors and singers gather at the Mall of Asia Arena tomorrow for the annual Gabay Guro Grand Gathering. It's the biggest tribute to Filipino teachers. 

“Gabay Guro’s annual Grand Gathering is our big ‘Thank You’ to all oiir beloved teachers who dedicate their life to the invaluable role of educating our children,” said Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla. “They are our partners in nation building through education. And we look forward to continuing our mission to support and uplift then as we mark our 11thyear.”

Actor Gabby Concepcion with Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla at the media gathering for Gabay Guro’s Grand Gathering at MOA on Sept. 23, 2 p.m.

Actor Gabby Concepcion with Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla at the media gathering for Gabay Guro’s Grand Gathering at MOA on Sept. 23, 2 p.m.

As a grand treat to teachers, Gabay Guro is raffling off prizes for the teachers, including gift certificates, smartphones and gadgets, livelihood packages, vehicles, and a house and lot.

This annual gathering of teachers has interested celebrities to volunteer their time and talent for the teachers. This year, Gabay Guro has welcomed Gabby Concepcionto be part of the gathering.

Concepcion, who said his mother was a teacher, has a soft spot for teachers and doesn’t mind doing volunteer work for them.

Also doing volunteer work for them is Marion Aunor.

In the previous Grand Gathering for teachers, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid has been a regular attraction for the teachers among other celebrities, like Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Jaya, Randy Santiago, Christian Bautista, and Sharon Cuneta.

Gabay Guro’s Grand Gathering is exclusive to teachers. Admission is free. (For teachers to secure tickets, they should visit Gabay Guro’s official Facebook account – www.facebook.cm/gabayguro-– and follow its accounts on Twitter and Instagram @PLDTGabayGuro for updates.)

Established in 2007, it aims to honor and empower teachers across the country through what it calls the seven pillars – housing and educational facilities; scholarships; trainings; livelihood programs; broadbanding and computerization; innovaations; and the Teachers’ Tribute.

It has, since its founding, built and donated over 40 classrooms nationwide and given over 1,300 scholarship grants through its 47 partner schools. Some 800 of Gabay Guro’s scholars have graduated with 234 finishing with honors. Most of them have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers.

More than 40,000 teachers have benefited from Gabay Guro’s regular training programs, which include personality development, emotional intelligence, English proficiency, information technology, leadership, and creativity, among others.

Gabay Guro’s efforts have been recognized by various award-giving bodies.