Knowledge Channel Interns Recognized in Virtual Event

“Every person we meet, every new idea, every new challenge, present an opportunity for us to learn and contribute… I find nothing more inspiring than being with people who in their own  little ways, want to make a difference in the world.”

These were the words of media icon Ms. Charo Santos Concio as she shared a keynote message to almost 70 college students and volunteers that have been recognized for their invaluable contribution in supporting the education sector through the Knowledge Channel Volunteer and Internship Program (KCVIP).

In a graduation ceremony held via Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook, students and volunteers gathered virtually to celebrate this milestone. With the theme entitled “Press Play”, the event highlighted the importance of continuing to be of service to fellow Filipinos amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last year, face-to-face classes were suspended in response to the ongoing health crisis forcing the education sector to pivot to alternative methods like online and modular learning. The interns were also commended for their fortitude and support for Knowledge Channel Foundation (KCFI) despite the denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal.

In a recorded message from KCFI President and Executive Director Rina Lopez, she expressed her gratitude and admiration for the intern graduates. “Despite all these changes, our passion for learning and commitment to  service remain. Our pre-pandemic lives maybe on pause, our plans on hold, but when it comes to helping our fellow Filipinos we cannot and will not pause,” Lopez emphasized.

Over 10 KCVIP partner schools were also applauded for their unwavering partnership with KCFI. iAcademy President, Vanessa Tanco, who represented the partner schools, communicated her deep gratitude to KCFI in a video message and underscored the alignment of values when it comes to education. “Congratulations to the Knowledge Channel for the valuable work that you’re doing for the underprivileged Filipino children. We also believe that education is the key to reducing poverty and that would end this lifetime all  Filipino students should have access to quality, inclusive, and  relevant education,” she said.

Part of the ceremony was the announcement of the batch’s most outstanding intern for 2020-2021. She is Avigale Quilinguin from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She did research work under the Monitoring and Evaluation Department spearheded by Liezl Vinluan. In her speech, she heralded the importance of making a difference through internships and volunteerism. “Through the philanthropic act of volunteerism, you are able to contribute to the improvement of distance learning and help uplift the quality of Philippine education, to selfless act of service, you help young minds open their avenues to brighter tomorrows, to simple gesture landing a hand you give these children the opportunity to learn– an opportunity that is rightfully theirs.”


List of KCVIP School Partners for SY 2020-2021

Jose Rizal University (JRU)
Mapua University
Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
Silliman University
St. Paul University Manila (SPUM)
University of Asia and the Pacific
University of the East (UE)
University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD)
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

List of KCVIP interns SY 2020-2021

Adarayan, Renz Luis J.
Alomea, Esvi Anne Francisco
Antonio, Quenne Rose Mae
Apostol, Ervin Paul So.
Aquino, Renneth Charmaine Joyohoy
Arante, Niccolo C.
Arellano, John Kenneth C.
Arellano, Juan Gabriel Delos Santos.
Arias, Patricia Mae Dela Torre
Artificio, Thaddeus Ted Asuncion
Asperilla, Arianna Mae F.
Bañares, Joydie Hidalgo
Barola, Joshua F.
Bermudez, Marco P.
Biyo, Julian Paolo Talamera
Bugay, Tony Ann Alcala
Caquejo, Darcy Daryll Dave S.
Cardenas, Betina Paula, Sabarias
Carlos, John Thomas
Catimbang, Kyle C.
Clemente, Patricia Anne N.
Cristobal, Paul Daniel P.
Cruz, Angelica Tusi
Datuin, Lara Concepcion L.
Dazo, Adriel Ross Jocson
De Chavez, Niña Mae Abalahon
De Guzman, Jefferson Allen B.
De Lara, Joshua Manuel P.
Dela Cruz, Frederick Allain Gaco
Dela Cruz, Martha Jan C.
Dela Cruz, Martha Jan Compas
Dela Cruz, Shawn Kelvin Ramos.
Descartin, Phillip Aldrin P.
Dugan, Rica Anne D.
Estacio, Jayson F.
Fernandez, Fidel Aziz Drake B.
Fernandez, Fidel Aziz Drake Bautista.
Gaddafi, Steven Joseph R.
Ganiron Francis Troi DR.
Gellido, Angelo Jonas Miguel P.
Geronio, Redgeena Milen C.
Horng , Cheng Hua S.
Jaranilla, Isaac Defiesta.
Ji, Irwin Raysean S.
Lato, Matthew Sy
Lim, Enrica
Limos, Karl Angelo Dela Rosa
Limos, Laurence DR.
Lising, Eunice Ann G.
Liu, Hazel Ann Ruth R.
Llorente, Mark Jason Dilag
Lopez, Jullianne
Malabayabas, Elaine Macailao
Malubag, Christian Abad
Marquez, Julius Benito Sarmiento
Medina, James Harvey Ango.
Meredor, Renz Louie
Miranda, Jammy Apple P.
Montecino, Edromel R.
Narte, Catherine Joy Castillo.
Ngo, Jerald C.
Nicolas, Sela Frances Santiago
Obusan, Janine Juan
Ocampo, Alliah G.
Octaviano, Nhestor Franz Reyes
Ollesca, Camille Calderon.
Ortiz, Ralph Christian A.
Pedrezuela, Mark Victor Osorio
Perez, Janru Macalino
Protacio, Patricia Jaimee
Prudenciado, Helena Grace
Queng, Grace Antoinette Azcarate
Quiambao, Juliah Faith Pacheco
Quimson, Rudolf Rafael Mangohig
Quintana, Christopher Joerine V.
Refugio, Sharmagne S.
Reyes, Ronaldo Jerico Gob
Rojas, Jairus Rei C.
Rongavilla, Aldan Jay Belda
Sampang, Paulo Miguel Posadas
San Jose, Nuel Carlo Cristobal
Santos, Marvin Trajano.
Santos, Vito Roble
Saroca, Corrinne Isabel C.
Soldao, Adrian Dominic V.
Sy, Marvin Jan Nuique
Tagulao, Andrea Bettina Kho
Tayco, Rodjee Anselle Mercado.
Temblor, Cenntenia Delos Santos
Uy, Justine Juniver Reyes.
Venus, Glenn Mark Lizarda
Vicarez, Eddie Alfonso
Villegas, Nicole Anne Raymundo


About Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc.

Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc (KCFI) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that works to help uplift the life of the Filipino through media and technology. Specifically, it develops and distributes curriculum-based multimedia learning resources (such as videos, games, session guides, etc.) for preschool, K-to-12, and the Alternative Learning System, online, on-demand, and on-air via the Knowledge Channel shown in the various platforms all over the Philippines. It also implements professional development programs for teachers and education leaders.

Since 1999, KCFI has been transforming classroom experiences into unique and engaging learning journeys.