Knowledge Channel makes values education fun with the adventures of ‘Heneral Tuna’

Learning Filipino values becomes more exciting and out-of-this-world as
Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) partners with the National
Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to bring the proudly Pinoy
animated program “Heneral Tuna” to children of all ages, now airing on
Knowledge Channel every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 5 PM.

Produced by NCCA, the mini-series follows the adventures of Heneral
Tuna, an intergalactic cat from Planet Mingming who’s on a mission to
visit Earth and examine its Earthlings for their plans of world

But his spacecraft crash-landed into Barangay Hiraya, where he’ll be
adopted by Pat-Pat and her very loving _pa-mil-ya_. There, he will learn
more about their day-to-day lives and morals along the way, with each
episode dedicated to instilling timely Filipino values in today’s youth.

In time for its premiere on Knowledge Channel, students from the Pedro
Guevara Elementary School in Manila got a glimpse of Heneral Tuna’s
out-of-this-world adventures last November 7 (Tuesday).

KCFI vice president and director for operations Edric Calma hopes that
the show fortifies the youth’s identity as Filipinos through the
engaging adventures of Heneral Tuna in exploring important Pinoy values,
as well as showcasing the wonders of Philippine culture.

“We warmly welcome this new partnership project with NCCA. Similar to
Heneral Tuna’s realizations, may we hope that the youth collectively
learn about the importance of these values and how they strengthen our
identity as Filipinos. We are also ecstatic to see how the seven-episode
animated series showcased the unique regional culture of our country.
Additionally, we look forward to the continued success of our Wikaharian
partnership with NCCA that helps in teaching early reading and writing
in Filipino that has already shown great promise,” Edric remarked.

Likewise, the NCCA also thanked Knowledge Channel for sharing their
advocacy of Filipino values formation and bringing the adventures of
Heneral Tuna to more students nationwide.

“I extend my heartfelt appreciation to our esteemed partners in the
Knowledge Channel Foundation and DepEd as we commemorate November as the
Filipino Values Month. We proudly present ‘Heneral Tuna’, an animated
show that helps teach Filipino values. Together, we aim to inspire and
nurture a generation of young minds with the essential principles that
will guide them towards becoming responsible and virtuous members of
society. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to shaping the
character and future of our nation,” NCCA’s deputy executive director
for operations, Bernan Joseph Corpuz addressed.

The event was also attended by Heneral Tuna’s creative communications
director Ryanorlie Abeledo; Pedro Guevara Elementary School principal
Noel Gelua; and Public School District supervisor of the Schools
Division of Manila, Ms. Ayla Urrea, with a video greeting from KCFI
president and executive director, Rina Lopez.

“Heneral Tuna” joins the list of Knowledge Channel shows with
collaborations alongside premier public and private agencies, intending
to offer more learning experiences to Filipino students.

Along with its broadcast across Knowledge Channel’s on-air, offline, and
online platforms, local publisher Aklat Alamid will also adapt the
animated show into a Filipino and Bisaya picture book series geared
towards the values education of young learners.

Join the lovable intergalactic cat in his day-to-day adventures with his
adorable _pa-mil-ya_ in “Heneral Tuna” on Knowledge Channel—available
on cable, direct-to-home satellite and DTT, and online through iWantTFC.
Video lessons are also available on-demand through its official Facebook
and YouTube pages, plus educational snippets on its TikTok account.

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