Knowledge Channel BlogJanuary 22, 2008 7:20 am Enrichment
Anyone remembers those educational TV shows like Epol Apple where Kuya Bodjie, formerly of Batibot, becomes Porfirio who talks to and teaches children in alternating Filipino and English? Or Bayani where the ABS-CBN talents portray the different Filipino heroes in shows like mini-series? What about Math-Tinik where there children learn about Math concepts through playing? Hiraya Manawari where Filipino values are being taught?
I remember one time we were at a McDonald’s outlet and there was this little boy who kept on looking at the nearby table. He wanted to go to that particular table and curious me, I had to just look. There was Kuya Bodjie, on that nearby table and the little boy, a fan of Epol Apple was able to recognize him. Talk about being able to see someone you just watch on TV in person, sitting next to you. The boy was very happy to see him. I remember too my niece (my late cousin’s daughter) who told me that they watch these TV shows IN SCHOOL, depending on the schedule. If the Math Tinik show is for Intermediate level, they watch, but if its for Primary level, the younger ones watch.
These are wonderful shows imparting great values as well as educational concepts being taught. So where have these TV shows are now?