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Gabay Guro, LRMC unveil the 2018 Gabay Guro Train

by Katrina A. Mallari | Sep 11, 2018
20180911features_gabaygurotrain1The Gabay Guro Train follows a library-inspired interior with motivational quotes about education found in different parts of the train. 

Teachers are surely in for an experiential ride that will make everyday commute memorable around Metro Manila. 

In partnership with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the Gabay Guro Train, which uses the LRT-1 Generation 3 Train, has a library-designed interior that features various school-related images and literature. There are handrail poles designed as coloring materials, printed graduation caps on train windows, and inspirational quotations about education that can be found on different parts of the train. It will run for a year starting September 5.

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PLDT SVP and Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla spends time with the teachers during the Gabay Guro Train Launch.

As part of its pilot program, some teachers from KaGaBay St. Marie Eugenie Learning Center and Bagbag Elementary School ride the Gabay Guro Train with its reading and learning decorations.

“As we celebrate teacher’s month, we give all our best efforts to bring simple joys to our teachers. The Gabay Guro Train is one of the ways we pay homage to these everyday heroes,” said PLDT SVP and Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla.

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In photo are, from left: Smart Revenue Assurance Manager Arturo Caraan, PLDT Financial Systems and Controls Head Francis A. Bautista, PLDT Financial Reporting Head Jerone Tabanera, PLDT SVP and Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla, PLDT Synergy and Special Business Valuation Head Bong Padiz, LRMC Corporate Communications Head Rochelle Gamboa, and PLDT Home Broadband Service & Brand Mgmt Product Manager Irwin De Guzman.

“LRMC recognizes the significant role played by educators in promoting the well-being of their students,” LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso said. “Like teachers who tirelessly guide and educate students, LRMC wants to promote constant learning in the daily life of passengers.”

Hailing from Bagbag Elementary School in Novaliches, Grade 1 Teacher Belinda Samera expresses her gratitude to Gabay Guro and LRMC for such a thoughtful gesture.

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Some teachers from KaGaBay St. Marie Eugenie Learning Center and Bagbag Elementary School join Gabay Guro and LRMC executives during the Gabay Guro Train launch.

“The Gabay Guro Train is beautiful. As teachers, we are inspired every day to do our best for our students. It is heartwarming to receive such love and attention from the people behind Gabay Guro and LRMC,” Samera said. 

Gabay Guro is the flagship program of PLDT-Smart Foundation that provides abundant support and assistance to teachers nationwide. Building the nation one teacher at a time, Gabay Guro has seven pillars, including housing and educational facilities, scholarships, trainings, livelihood programs, broadband and computerization, teachers’ tribute, and innovation.

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