LCP-PLDT-Smart Partner to Improve Teaching Standards in PH Cities


By LCP Secretariat
March 7, 2017 - General Santos City


The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) recently partnered with PLDT-Smart Foundation for its Gabay Guro Program, which aims to foster professional development, enhance the quality of life of teachers, and improve the country's standard of education.

Under a memorandum of agreement signed during the League's 61st National Executive Board Meeting held in Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City last February 21, 2017, the League will promote the activities of the 2G Program to its member cities and identify key cities where the 2G Program shall be conducted.

The agreement was signed by AVP for Finance and Gabay Guro Housing Pillar Head, Mr. Servillano Padiz; Senior Relationship Manager for Public Sector and Gabay Guro Livelihood Pillar Head, Mr. Juan Alonzo IV; Angeles City Mayor and National President of the LCP, Hon. Edgardo Pamintuan; and General Santos City Mayor and National Vice Chairman of the LCP, Hon. Ronnel Rivera.

Digital Governance
In the same event, LCP, PLDT, and Smart Enterprise also signed a memorandum of agreement establishing a “Joint Innovation Team,” which will study possible solutions to, and automation of public service operations in cities.

The agreement was signed by Head for Regional Business of PLDT, Inc., Mr. Benedicto Perez; AVP for Public Sector of PLDT, Inc., Mr. Dennis Magbatoc; Angeles City Mayor and National President of the LCP, Hon. Edgardo Pamintuan; and General Santos City Mayor and National Vice Chairman of the LCP, Hon. Ronnel Rivera.

61st National Executive Board Sponsor
PLDT, Inc. is the principal sponsor of the LCP’s 61st National Executive Board Meeting. At the event, the company also presented its digital public safety and response systems and introduced PayMaya Citizen ID, a government-issued ID equipped with the transactional capabilities of PayMaya.

PLDT also also invited Ms. Vanessa Caceres, Business Development Manager of 51Talk, the largest online English education platform and its partner for the Gabay Guro Program, to discuss the benefits that teachers can get from teaching at the online school.


According to Ms. Caceres, 51Talk allows teachers to earn extra income at the comfort of their homes and without having to leave their day jobs.

 

 

 

Photo 1: From left: AVP for Finance and Gabay Guro Housing Pillar Head, Mr. Servillano Padiz; Senior Relationship Manager for Public Sector and Gabay Guro Livelihood Pillar Head, Mr. Juan Alonzo IV; Angeles City Mayor and National President of the LCP, Hon. Edgardo Pamintuan; and General Santos City Mayor and National Vice Chairman of the LCP, Hon. Ronnel Rivera.

 

Photo 2: Head of Regional Business of PLDT, Inc., Mr. Benedicto Perez; AVP for Public Sector of PLDT, Inc., Mr. Dennis Magbatoc; Angeles City Mayor and National President of the LCP, Hon. Edgardo Pamintuan; and General Santos City Mayor and National Vice Chairman of the LCP, Hon. Ronnel Rivera.
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