It’s been two decades now with Knowledge Channel, the educational channel of ABS-CBN. This year, it celebrates 20 years of enriching education with new programs that feature some of the country’s stars sharing their love for learning.
Enchong Dee returns for new season of Agricoolture, (starting in October, every Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m.). The show is a collaboration between the Knowledge Channel and Land Bank that is produced as a learning series for high school students. It shows different agricultural activities and how each of them can be turned into businesses.
In this season, Enchong learns fish farming, the proper handling of fishing equipment and water management, selecting and raising hogs, and yielding good and nutritious crops.
MayMay Entrata joins Khalil Ramos for the fourth run of Puno ng Buhay, (starting also in October, every Monday and Sunday, 3: 30 p.m.). The learning series is designed for Grades 4 and 5 of the K-to-12 curriculum. The show talks about Philippine forests.
Wikaharian, (every Monday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.), is an animation show that aims to help children with their reading and comprehension skills. Hosted by Ate Michelle Agas and cast of puppets—Buboy, Billy, Chichay, and Chiton – who live in the real and enchanted world, the show teaches children the basics of reading, writing, and oracy using different approaches such as music, dance, illustrations, live-action, animations, fun games, and activities.
The educational game show on-the-go hosted by Marlo Mortel called Knowledge on the Go! (everyday, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.) also returns. Carrying an extra-large dice and a backpack, Marlo hops from school to school to test the students’ knowledge on general topics.
Other new offerings sure to bring joy in learning include Wow, (every Wednesday and Friday, 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) Knowledge Channel’s travel program for Araling Panlipunan, Science Says, (everyday, 9:00 a.m., 10.00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) is a science experiment program hosted by Knowledge Channel resident scientist Reina Reyes, Art Smart, (everyday, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.) and Kwentoons.
The highly anticipated college documentary competition also returns with Class Project Year 3 (every Friday, 7:00 p.m.) in partnership with ABS-CBN and Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE).
These new programs can easily be accessed online via www.knowledgechannel.org, through portable media libraries, and on-air via the Knowledge Channel shown in the various platforms of the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, ABS-CBN Corporation.
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Iflix free movies
It is generous for iflix to offer movies for free, which means you don’t have to be a subscriber to watch. But, of course the titles in this free movies category aren’t the ones you may want to watch because either you missed them when they were screened in cinemas of you just don’t care about Tagalog movies you could care less if you missed it.
But, with the free movies on iflix that you can watch on your TV sets (just download the app on your smartTV) and presto! you’re watching at last Tagalog movies.
So far, I have been able to watch Mike de Leon’s Citizen Jake and Bayaning Third World, Irene Villaflor’s Camp Sawi and most recently Sigried Andrea Bernardo’s Mr. & Mrs. Cruz.
I found the film rather sketchy…what brought the two to Palawan apart from both of them are nursing broken hearts?…Was Gel married, really? But she is too young to be dropped by her husband for another woman. And Raffy, why did her fiancée leave her before they could get married.
Bernardo who also wrote the script wasn’t interested in those. Instead, she focused on her two characters and how they cavorted and had sex in their first night at a resort in Palawan. And when the time comes to end the film, she merely had Gela saying goodbye, leaving Raffy behind and a book (Romeo and Juliet), which the two discussed before they are lost in their crazy intoxicated night.
Anyway, I am so glad these films are for free, otherwise, I would have regretted having paid P250 at the box office to watch each of them. Thanks, iflix for reminding me about how petty Tagalog movies are.