L-R: SKY Marketing manager Jennifer Love Reyes, Marketing head Allan Supnet, San Jose school district supervisor Jocelyn Perez, SKYdirect product head Abigail Ng-Sy, trade marketing officer Cholo de Guzman, SKY president March Ventosa, ‘TV Patrol’s’ Dyan Castillejo, Knowledge Channel’s Doris Nuval and SKY Marketing Communication director Arlene TorresChristmas came early for students at Pamarawan Elementary School in Malolos, Bulacan and Sumilang Elementary School in San Jose, Antipolo as well as marines in Navy outposts in Mindanao as SKY partnered with “TV Patrol” to give Filipinos in remote areas access to modern educational materials and up-todate news and information.
SKY gave the students and teachers access to Knowledge Channel’s rich educational material via its direct-to-home TV service SKYdirect. Along with the donation of the dishes, the teachers also participated in a series of workshops with Knowledge Channel to maximize the use of the learning materials.
“At SKY, we have the technology that can go to even the most remote places, so people all around the country can have access to learning, news, information and entertainment. We are honored to do be able to do our part in supporting the thrust of Knowledge Channel by making its learning materials available to as many schools as possible nationwide,” said March Ventosa, SKY Cable Corporation president and chief operating officer.
At both schools, students, teachers and parents were treated to activities that included the “TV Patrol” Community Caravan consisting of a job fair, livelihood seminar, citizen journalism workshop, medical and dental mission, free haircut, and distribution of schoolbags, school supplies and groceries from ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.
Along with key representatives from SKY and Knowledge Channel, present at the activities were "TV Patrol" anchors Ted Failon, Bernadette Sembrano and Noli de Castro, “Red Alert” host Jeff Canoy, “Matanglawin” host Kim Atienza, actor Richard Yap, sports journalist Dyan Castillejo and singer Daryl Ong.
Meanwhile, as part of a continuing effort to share SKY’s enriching content to more areas using the technology of SKYdirect, the company also donated prepaid kits to 10 Philippine Navy detachments in the West Philippine Sea and in Tawi-Tawi.
SKYdirect gives Filipino families nationwide access to a rich lineup that boasts of news, learning, movie, general entertainment and lifestyle channels.