Author

Luciano L. Gaboy  is a 1976  Bachelor of Science graduate  of  the  United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, USA, and is a member of PMA Magilas Class of 1976.  

He was born on January 7, 1954 in Sto. Tomas, Penaranda, Nueva Ecija.   He studied in Gapan South Central School and Nueva Ecija South High School (now Juan R. Liwag Memorial High School), where he received scholarship grants from the late senator Gaudencio Antonino.  He consistently topped his studies from Grade 1 to 4th Year, graduating as class valedictorian in 1971. 

Missing the entrance examinations for admission to colleges in Manila, and confronted with poverty as his father could not afford to send him to college, he took and passed the Philippine Military Academy entrance examinations in 1971 as a graduating high school student.  His grades in the first semester of plebe year qualified him to take the US service academy entrance examinations in 1972.  He passed the examinations for West Point which at that time admitted one Filipino cadet scholar every year.

After graduation, he returned to the Philippines in 1976 and joined the Philippine Constabulary as a second lieutenant, and served in the provinces of Maguindanao, Davao Oriental, Agusan del Sur, and Basilan. 

He later taught Academic and Tactics & Leadership subjects in PMA.  He served in various capacities as Commanding Officer of PC companies in Guimba, Nueva Ecija; Bayambang, Alaminos and Tayug, all in Pangasinan; and Olongapo City; and as Regional Staff Officer in Camp Olivas, San Fernando, Pampanga; as instructor and Staff Officer of  Philippine Constabulary Training Command in Camp Castaneda, Silang, Cavite; and as Assistant Provincial Director of Bulacan PNP Command, where he held the rank of a Police Superintendent (equivalent to lieutenant colonel), prior to deciding on his early optional retirement.

His awards include: 1987 Best PC Company Award (nationwide); military annd police medals, the highest of which is the Gold Cross; and numerous plaques and letters of recognition and appreciation from superiors and various civic organizations, to include Region 3 award as Senior Officer of the Year in the Field of Administration for 1994; 

His training and schooling include Basic Airborne Course in Fort Benning, Georgia; Human Relations Training, Intelligence Officers Basic Course (graduated number one) and PC Officers Advance Course (graduated in the top ten), Police Community Relations Executive Course (graduated number one), and earned units in Master in Public and Business Management and Law (3rd Year).  He passed the NAPOLCOM examination for superintendent in 1991 with a rating of 85.21%, landing in the top five among the examinees nationwide. In 1993, He got his accreditation in the PNP Officers Senior Executive Course.  

After 27 years of continuous active military and police service, including cadet years, he filed his early optional retirement from the police service and joined the corporate sector as Head of Security of two leading telecommunications company in the country successively.  A retiree, he is now the Administrator of PNP Service Stores System based in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

His first published work was a short story entitled Nancy, published in Tagumpay Magazine in 1971.   In 1980 and 1981, he published two books on cadet and military humor entitled Corps DYOKZ I and II.  In 2005, he wrote and published a students guide book entitled "Pagkatapos ng High School, Ano na ?"  In 1999, he published a 1,000 page dictionary, Gabbys Practical English-Filipino Dictionary.  The National Book Store published the updated version of the book in 2008.  

The interactive online version of the dictionary can be viewed at www.gabbydictionary.com. 

In 2009, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, awarded him the Gawad Dangal ng Wikang Filipino for his writing the guide book and the dictionary.