honors part­ner schools with awards night

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To thank its part­ners and their valu­able con­tri­bu­tions over the years, con­cluded the year by hold­ing its first Awards Night.

The Awards Night is a cel­e­bra­tion where the com­pany gets to ex­tend its ap­pre­ci­a­tion to cur­rent and po­ten­tial part­ner schools, along with its pre­mium part­ners, who con­tinue to sup­port’s ad­vo­cacy. More than 80 school rep­re­sen­ta­tives wit­nessed the event.

Recog­ni­tion for School Part­ners

Aside from cel­e­brat­ing the mile­stones that were achieved within the year, the event was also an av­enue for to ex­tend its ap­pre­ci­a­tion to­wards its pre­mium part­ners who have con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the ed­u­ca­tional plat­form for the past five years. The awards night was graced by more than 30 school rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Among the awarded schools was Emilio Aguinaldo Col­lege, which was lauded for be­ing the most re­spon­sive school from the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion in the plat­form, while Lyceum of the Philip­pines Uni­ver­sity Batan­gas, Cebu In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Uni­ver­sity and Ate­neo de Davao Uni­ver­sity bested other schools from Lu­zon, Visayas and Min­danao, re­spec­tively.

Spe­cial awards were also given to AMA Uni­ver­sity On­line Ed­u­ca­tion and Asian In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment, which were both the first on­line and grad­u­ate schools to part­ner with, re­spec­tively.

In ex­change for their con­tri­bu­tions and sup­port, has pro­vided free dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing train­ing to school rep­re­sen­ta­tives for them to tran­si­tion into dig­i­tal space.

Ad­vo­ca­cies and Mov­ing For­ward

Henry Motte-Muñoz, CEO of, opened the Awards Night by shar­ing the ed­u­ca­tional plat­form’s hum­ble be­gin­nings, which first be­gan in 2013.

“We started al­most five years ago with a very simple mis­sion. We wanted to en­sure that the Philip­pines was a fair so­ci­ety where ev­ery stu­dent, re­gard­less of their in­come, could have ac­cess to a qual­ity, af­ford­able and rounded ed­u­ca­tion [for a] bet­ter fu­ture and for their dream ca­reer,” he said.

Pri­vate Ed­u­ca­tion As­sis­tance Com­mit­tee (FAPE) Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Doris Fer­nan­dez-Fer­rer ex­pressed her sup­port for, and ini­tially ex­pressed how the ed­u­ca­tional plat­form and its ex­ten­sive data­base can serve as a gamechanger in the coun­try’s ed­u­ca­tional land­scape.

“For us to have accurate and cred­i­ble in­for­ma­tion about our schools and pro­gram of­fer­ings in ac­cred­i­ta­tion lev­els… this is re­ally a work of gov­ern­ment. We, at PEAC, felt that the work of is very, very valu­able, it’s very sup­port­ive,” noted Fer­nan­dez-Fer­rer. The event also served as

op­por­tu­nity for

an to share five years worth of ex­clu­sive data in­sights and re­al­i­ties to var­i­ous school rep­re­sen­ta­tives, in­clud­ing the re­al­i­ties and trends found in the ed­u­ca­tion in­dus­try, in the hopes of in­creas­ing en­roll­ment among other schools.

The Awards Night also gave a brief over­view of Pro­ject Layag, another pro­ject of in part­ner­ship with De La Salle Uni­ver­sity, that aims to bridge schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties to more stu­dents.

Launched in Septem­ber 2018, Pro­ject Layag is an on­line na­tion­wide schol­ar­ship plat­form that ad­dresses the need of bring­ing schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­serv­ing stu­dents, es­pe­cially res­i­dents from far-flung ar­eas.

“By mak­ing the search and ap­pli­ca­tion more ac­ces­si­ble and eas­ier for ev­ery­one,” said Part­ner­ship Man­ager Pa­tri­cia Ma­tias, “we hope that we can change the way stu­dents are able to ac­cess af­ford­able and higher qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in the fu­ture.”

Ri­nah Cani­lao, Head of Ac­counts, closed the night by high­light­ing the im­por­tance of giv­ing stu­dents the free­dom to choose for their own fu­ture.

“I know there are a lot of schools and I be­lieve that it’s su­per im­por­tant that for stu­dents to have that power to choose how they might want to ma­te­ri­al­ize their vi­sion in the fu­ture. With clar­ity, they need to make that de­ci­sion. And here at, we wanted it to be easy for them,” Cani­lao shared.

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