Regine sings for Gabay Guro scholars

August 15, 2019
Regine Velasquez Alcasid
Regine Velasquez Alcasid

REGINE Velasquez is the special guest at the PLDT-Smart Gabay Guro testimonial dinner at the grand ballroom of Dusit Thani Hotel called "Accelerated: Graduation of Gabay Guro Scholars 2019”. She sings to the scholars to honor them and they consider her an inspiration for her own rags-to-riches story.

Year after year, PLDT-Smart Gabay Guro always finds creative ways to strengthen and uplift the plight of its scholars by ensuring that these students will be recipients of high value education.  Chairman Chaye Cabal Revilla led a fitting celebration for the more than 200 scholar-graduates this year with the theme: Digital Transformation. With pride, Ms. Chaye paid tribute to Gabay Guro’s Scholarship pillar as it trumpets the achievements of the graduates, 76 of whom finished the course with honors. This proves to be a pivotal marker that provides meaningful and realistic opportunities for them to be the best that they can be in the field of teaching.

Coming from various partner-universities all over the country, 11 of the graduates are magna cum laude while 65 others are cum laude. In their own words, the gratefulness in their hearts for what Gabay Guro does for them allows them to reach higher heights, unfazed by obstacles in their quest for personal excellence.

PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, who has been an invaluable part of Gabay Guro’s advocacy since the foundation began many years ago has singled out Gabay Guro as the “most successful” and has proven to be “sustainable over the years” among all the other programs in his group of companies.  This year’s scholars join the rank of more than a thousand Gabay Guro graduates from almost 2000 scholarship grants that the foundation has given to the deserving youth since 2007.  As of this year, there are already 680 LET passers, almost half (33.85%) of which graduated with honors.

The event was hosted by Patricia Tumulak and Justin Stephen Sulit. Aside from Regine, other guests were Paraluman and Unique Salonga.