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The Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF) Dynamic Learning Program (DLP)

About the Bernidos


The CVIF-DLP was developed by spouses Dr. Christopher Bernido and Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido. The Bernidos are 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees and renowned physicists who earned their doctorate degrees in physics from the State University of New York. In the 1980s they headed the National Institute of Physics at the University of the Philippines and were university awardees for teaching and research excellence. In 1999 the Bernidos moved back to the Philippines and took over the Central Visayan Institute Foundation, a small, struggling high school located in the poor, remote municipality of Jagna in Bohol. CVIF was owned by Dr. Chris Bernidos mother and instead of just closing the school down, the couple took on the challenge of turning the school around so they took over as President and Principal.

About the CVIF-DLP


Faced with the challenges of basic education in the country, in 2002 the Bernidos developed and implemented the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program (DLP) as a means to improve student performance. On its first year of implementation, four (4) seniors of CVIF were able to pass the UP college admission test. This number continued to th rise until its 6 year of implementation where 10% of CVIFs graduating students were UPCAT passers. Up until the present, CVIF maintains its track record of an average of 10% of its graduating students passing the UP entrance exams. Furthermore, from having only one (1) student entering the 90 percentile and above in the DepED nationwide exam before the implementation of DLP in 2001, the number of CVIF students increased to 12.3% in 2007 and continued to increase consistently in the succeeding years. In 2010, 51% of CVIF students were in the 90 percentile and above. It is worthy to note that although CVIF is a private school, 90% of its incoming freshmen come from public elementary schools around town and only around 42% of the parents/guardians entered college which shows a marked lack of home educational support. CVIF-DLP is not a curriculum or a module but a teaching method that is geared towards developing each child to his or her fullest potential. Using the same DepED curriculum, it is designed to improve basic education given the countrys multiple socioeconomic and cultural constraints. Up until the present, CVIF maintains its track record of an average of 10% of its graduating students passing the UP entrance exams. Furthermore, from having only one (1) student entering the 90 percentile and above in the DepED nationwide exam before the implementation of CVIF-DLP in 2001, the number of CVIF students increased to 12.3% in 2007 and continued to increase consistently in the succeeding years. In 2010, 51% of CVIF students were in the 90 percentile and above.

Implementing Schools
Luzon

Angeles University Foundation Integrated School Arellano University Cabanatuan Catholic Educational System Christ The King College Food for Hungry Minds School, Inc. Greenfield Montessori School Holy Angel University John Dewey School for Children Jose Rizal Institute Jose Rizal University La Salle Antipolo Philippine Science High School Shining Light Academy St. Augustine School St. Bridget School St. Dominic Academy St. Joseph's Academy Stella Maris College The Kids Nucleus School University of the Cordilleras

Visayas
Bohol Province Schools Division Mabini Colleges Negros Oriental Schools Division Sacred Heart College Sagay City Schools Division St. Anthony Academy

Mindanao
Claret School of Zamboanga Diocesan School of Pagadian Davao Christian High School St. Mary's Academy of Carmen Stella Maris Academy Cagayan De Oro City Schools Division Lamitan City Schools Division Basilan Province Schools Division

Our Partners

The PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that fully serves as the social outreach arm of the country's oldest and largest telecommunications conglomerate, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). In its pursuit for social, political, and economic development, it provides helpful communication tools and various avenues for progress and empowerment through partnerships and tie-ups with non-government organizations, people's organizations and cooperatives throughout the Philippines. Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the Philippines' leading wireless services provider with 49.0 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-December 2011. Smart has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless services, including Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala and the Netphone. Smart also offers 3G and HSPA services, and its Smart Link service provides communications to the international maritime industry.