(Updated as of 1:34 p.m., June 16, 2017)
AS K-12’s inception and implementation are complete in the recently opened school year, an educational program is going to the main channel.
Starting tomorrow, Knowledge Channel’s MathDali will push over former Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez’s “G Diaries” original time slot by half an hour.
Presented by Robi Domingo, Igi Boy Flores, Vic Robinson and the Agpangan twins (Joj and Jai) from Pinoy Big Brother, the program originally serves as an offering of the educational cable channel’s 17th anniversary last year.
MathDali will trigger sentimentality for the Batang 90s with MathTinik and its admirable cast (Charlie, Sheila Mae, Patricia, Joey & Miss MathTinik) that discusses topics on the primary and intermediate level. However, the new program will tackle new strategies and techniques specifically tackle on the Grade 4 level.
With that, some media critics like Marco Jonathan Rossi and Ed Ching, will arouse (no malice intended) the attention over this development and ask themselves if this move will see the restoration of the dignity of Channel 2 for being child-friendly in the extremely changing age of Philippine television — at least, during the daytime.
MathDali premieres tomorrow, June 17, and airs every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. on ABS-CBN.