PLDT’s Gabay Guro bags major wins for education advocacy at 52nd Anvil Awards

PLDT’s Gabay Guro bags major wins for education advocacy at 52nd Anvil Awards

Manila, Philippines – Gabay Guro (2G), the educational arm and flagship project of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, was honored in the recently concluded Anvil Awards 2016, a prestigious award-giving body organized the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) which recognizes public relations programs and tools that meet the highest standards in their fields.

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PLDT Gabay Guro was lauded for its 2016 campaign and TeacherFest tribute event at the recent 52nd Anvil Awards.

The PLDT Gabay Guro 2016 campaign was given a Gold award for its long-running social responsibility efforts in empowering teachers as part of its commitment to build the nation one teacher at a time.

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The PLDT Home team with PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan (center)

PLDT Gabay Guro TeacherFest 2016, the country’s biggest tribute event for teachers from public and private schools nationwide, also received prominent recognition with a Silver Anvil. On top of a constellation of local stars like Pops Fernandez, Lea Salonga, Vina Morales, Sam Concepcion, Gary and Gab Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez, Jaya, Ogie Alcasid, Maine Mendoza and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, TeacherFest 2016 gifted teachers with life-changing raffle prizes including cash and trips to local and international destinations, motorcycles from Honda and Suzuki, tricycles from PR Savings Bank and Manila Teachers, a Foton van and the grand house and lot courtesy of Perry’s Group of Companies.

PLDT Vice President and Gabay Guro volunteer Gary Dujali said, “The PLDT-Smart Foundation is honored to be recognized for our nation-building initiatives through the Gabay Guro project. These awards serve as a testament to our social responsibility and mission, motivating us more to continue in fostering the country’s education system and empowering our educators. Through Gabay Guro, we are able to touch lives and rebuild communities across the country with the best technology and innovations from PLDT.”

PLDT Gabay Guro is anchored on six pillars: training, scholarships, broadbanding and computerization, livelihood, housing assistance and educational facilities, and teacher’s tribute. The long-running program made its impressive awards debut in the Philippine Quill Awards 2015 organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines. Reaping four trophies, the program had two Excellence citations for Special Events (Gabay Guro Grand Gathering 2014) and Corporate Social Responsibility (Gabay Guro Classroom Donations). The PLDT Gabay Guro Crossover Video clinched a Merit for Audio/Visual, while the Teacher Training Program bagged another Merit for Communication Training and Education. For more information, visit the gabayguro.com or like the Facebook page facebook.com/gabayguro.

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