November is National Children’s Month and NCCT joins the celebration through the 3rd DokyuBata Video Documentary Contest. More than 100 entries participated across nationwide highlighting the theme: “Dokyu-Trisyon: Mahahalaga at Napapanahong Isyu Hinggil sa Pagkain at Nutrisyon ng Batang Pilipino.” This year’s theme advocates for the engagement of children in raising awareness and making a stand about issues on food and nutrition of today's Filipino child.

The National Screening and Awarding was held at GSIS Theater, Pasay City last 23 November 2019. All entries from both Division: Children and Young Adult were cut down to 10 Finalists for each division. It was judged by the following: Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan (Chairperson of the National Council for Children’s Television), Mr. Eleazar L. del Rosario (Supervising Producer from GMA Public Affairs), Ms. Marilou R. Enteria (Nutrition Officer IV of the National Nutrition Council), Mr. Ernesto B. Baluyot Jr. (President of Sagisag Inc.) and Ms. Godjoy Rubio-Cate (Documentary Edit Supervisor of GMA Network, Inc.) determining the Best Documentary, Best Direction, Best Story, and Child-Friendly Television Award for each division. The Audience Choice Award was identified through vote casting of event’s audience.

The event was filled also with different performances showcased by Kal Ad Magnus Impero (Makati Science High School), Teatrong Sikreto ang Pangalan (Caloocan High School), Mr. Martin Naling (Performance Poet and Collaborative Artist) and the “Thuy” of 2017-2019 UK International Tour of Miss Saigon and the Grand Champion of GMA Network’s Pinoy Pop Superstar Season 2, Mr. Gerald Santos. Learnings were abundant also during the 3rd Dokyubata as Ms. Maria Camille Louise Chen from National Nutrition Council talked about Food and Nutrition for Millennials and Mr. Bryan Kristoffer Brazil, an international documentary producer, shared his experiences and expertise in documentary-making.

Overall, the DokyuBata 2019 is a great success and makes the students excited and look forward for the Dokyubata 2020.

Below are the winners of this year’s DokyuBata:



Best Documentary – “Tagu-taguan” by RODA Production

2nd Best Documentary – “Ondo” by Aricata Motions

3rd Best Documentary – “Sa Punduhan” by Takipsilim Productions

Best Direction – “Ondo” by Aricata Motions

Best Story – “Sa Punduhan” by Takipsilim Productions

Child-Friendly Television Documentary Award – “Ondo” by Aricata Motions

Audience Choice Award – “Danum” by Inaro Creatives



Best Documentary – “Baknang” by Capu-an Production

2nd Best Documentary – “Betel Nut or Better Not” by Matamasa Productions

3rd Best Documentary – “Saka Na Lang” by Dumangan Productions

Best Direction – “Betel Nut or Better Not” by Matamasa Productions

Best Story – “Ayuno” by Maiba-Taya Production

Child-Friendly Television Documentary Award – “Baknang” by Capu-an Production

Audience Choice Award – “Akyat Buhay” by Balikhaan Productions