Winning student docus to air on ABS-CBN

Two student-produced documentaries, which topped  the “Class Project  Intercollegiate Mini Documentary Competition Year 2,” will take center stage on ABS-CBN in the next two Fridays starting October 18.


Making their debuts on the country’s leading network are the winning documentaries made by the students from the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UP) called “Pasan,” which won first place, and Lyceum of the Philippines University Laguna’s (LPU Laguna) “Silang Walang Daan” that took home the second prize in the contest’s second staging held in 2018.

Their works will be aired after “Bandila,” on October 18 and October 25, respectively. It is the same timeslot reserved for ABS-CBN current affairs programs and documentary series like the award-winning “Local Legends,” which will return on air Fridays starting November 1.

“Pasan” follows a Catholic gay man who portrays Jesus Christ during Lent, going as far as having himself crucified. Meanwhile, “Silang Walang Daan” discussed the struggles of residents in a small remote town who have to endure travel along muddy roads every time they have to go to the city proper. The two were awarded together with eight other finalists at the Pinoy Media Congress Year 13 organized by ABS-CBN and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE) last March.

A project of ABS-CBN, PACE, and Knowledge Channel, “Class Project” aims to encourage students from schools with faculty that are members of PACE to submit relevant mini-documentaries on the lives of Filipinos that communicate values of social justice, passion to serve, commitment to holistic learning, integrity, and nationalism.  The Top 10 entries are awarded cash prizes, aired on Knowledge Channel, and made available online  via iWant. 

This year, “Class Project” enters its third cycle and will accept entries until November 29, 2019, while the awarding will happen at the “Pinoy Media Congress Year 14” in 2020.