KCFI and 5 PH universities seal PRIME partnership

by Marianne Yzabelle Laron | Updated – December 12, 2018

Following the writing workshop for the Program for Inclusive and Innovative Master Educators (PRIME) and several other meetings, the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and Philippine Normal University (PNU) on October 9, De La Salle University (DLSU) on October 11, and University of the Philippines (UP) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) on October 18 to deepen their partnership on PRIME. The ceremonial signing of MoU commenced in the respective universities.

In the said PRIME MoU, partners agree to provide quality and relevant professional development opportunities to in-service K to 3 teachers serving in challenging educational situations. KCFI pledged to take the lead in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PRIME, while the universities vowed to actively participate and contribute in its development and execution.

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Collaboration. Five Philippine universities and KCFI exemplify collaboration as they deepen their PRIME partnership through a ceremonial signing of MoU. (Photos taken by: Niña Sherizze de Sagun)

The MoU was signed by KCFI President and Executive Director Elvira Lopez Bautista, AdMU President Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., DLSU President Br. Raymundo B. Suplido FSC, PNU Office of the President Officer-in-Charge Ma. Antoinette C. Montealegre, UP President Atty. Danilo L. Concepcion, and UST President Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P. Ph.D., in the presence of the following:


  • Fr. Johnny Go S.J., Ed.D.


  • Assistant Prof. Jasper Vincent Alontaga
  • Dr. Aireen Arnuco
  • Dr. Voltaire Mistades


  • Dr. Marilyn Balagtas
  • Prof. Sammy Dolba
  • Dr. Rita Ruscoe
  • Prof. Celine Sarmiento


  • Assistant Prof. Jon Paul Maligalig
  • Associate Prof. Maricris Acido-Muega


  • Associate Prof. Jocelyn Agcaoili
  • Assistant Prof. Bernard Saldivar
  • Dr. Andres Julio Santiago, Jr.
  • Assistant Prof. Carmina Vicente
  • Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla


  • Trustee Br. Armin Luistro FSC
  • Director of Operations Edric Calma
  • Education Consultant Dr. Fe Hidalgo
  • Education Consultant Dr. Ester Ogena
  • Teacher Education Program Officer Carlo Fernando

After the MoU signing, PRIME partners hope to launch its call for nominations for the initial cohort of in-service K to 3 teachers who will meet certain qualifications.

Be one of our PRIME benefactors! Donate or sponsor to help more teachers teach better in challenged and marginalized communities. A well-trained teacher makes a difference to 3,500 children. For inquiries or concerns, kindly contact KCFI’s Teacher Education Officer Carlo Fernando at carlo.fernando@knowledgechannel.org.


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