15 Game Changing Achievements by iACADEMY Students

15 Game Changing Achievements by iACADEMY Students

For 15 years, iACADEMY has stayed committed to helping students pursue their passion and reach their fullest potential by molding them into Game Changers. iACADEMY Game Changers are unique, innovative and creative individuals who break boundaries and are driven to leave a positive impact in the community. Here are some of the impressive awards and achievements that our Game Changers have garnered through the years:

HEAR I SEE: Mikee Wong, Raphael Atento, Allen Paul Esperanza, Angelo Bones, Michael Francis Fernando, Enrico Usigan, Jason Luis Fungo
EMERGENCE: Grace De Ramos, Miguel Ocampo, Dhanna Gail Colasito, Cyrille Dan Lazaga, Christopher Del Rosario, Aldrin Charles Ladaran, Amiel Jake Frias, Basil H. Benitez
BS Game Development

Game Development students and alumni competed at the Global HIT Challenge 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore last September 19, 2017 for their entries “Emergence,” an HIV Awareness App, and “Hear I See,” a mobile app to help dyslexic children. Our students went against teams from Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. “Hear I See” received the award Best [Capstone] Thesis under the Game Development Program during the recent iACADEMY Commencement Exercises. Emergence & Hear I See was part of the 3 teams that won at the Philippine HIT Challenge 2017 that was held last August 18,2017.  


(photo courtesy of Rappler)
 John Matthew Alviz, Michael Angelo Cadavillo, Greg Marvin Cabrera, and John Cuthpert Magbanua 
BS in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Engineering

Team ATE represented iACADEMY at Program the Future 2017, an AI software application-making contest by Accenture, and were among the Top 15 finalists. The app they created, “Artificial Traffic Enforcer System,” aims to manage real-time traffic situations by analyzing the volume of cars on roads and arranging the change of stoplights. It also uses image processing to detect accidents and traffic violators through object tracking and motion detection.


Joshua Villena
BS Animation

VLT Scholar, Joshua Villena, bagged the 1st Place and Popular Vote award at the ASEAN FEUture On-the-Spot Poster-Making Contest.


iACADEMY Junior Financial Executives of the Philippines (JFINEX)

iACADEMY’s Financial Management Organization JFINEX was nominated by the Junior Confederation of Finance Associations in the Philippines for the Out of the Box Category and Best Local Junior Finance Organization Category in the Junior Confederation of Finance Association Philippines Awards 2017.



JUJU LOCO: Paulo Guinsatao Jovellano, Ma. Kathleen Junio, Nicole Bianca Ferrarez 
WOW TREAT FOR GOOD DOG:  Diana Fontelera Roderno
iACADEMY Multimedia Arts and Fashion Design students

The adobo Design Awards Asia gathers the most talented designers in the region to compete and be judged by a jury composed of some of the world's best designers.Some of our Multimedia Arts and Fashion Design students were among the chosen finalists for this year’s competition under the Open Category.


Unity Certified Developers
BS Game Development

Some of our Game Changers taking up BS Game Development were among the first batch of students in the Philippines to become Unity Certified Developers! They took the Unity Certification Examination this year guided by the Head of Unity Education Asia, Mr. Evan Spytma, and their class had a 95.5% passing rate.

Robert Andrada Basil Benitez
Dhanna Colasito
Ana Rosela Cruz
Pamela de Ramos
Christopher del Rosario
Cyrus Kyle Doria
Kristine Estrella
Amiel Frias
Luis Gagelonia
Allen Kells Hackett
Aldrin Ladaran
Cyrille Lazaga
Joseph Litang
Harrison Manalo
Patrick Manjares
Juan Miguel Ocampo
Mike Jelo Payad
Joshua James Resurreccion
James Patrick Tañeda
Mark Adrianne Tolisora


Janna Margarita Guidotti, Alexandra Gozum, and Kyle Christoffer Alano
BS Business Administration with Specialization in Marketing Management    

 Janna, Alexandra, and Kyle Christoffer were part of the Top 7 finalists in an interschool marketing plan competition called Shark Tank 2017.


Yen Kyla H. Noche, Monique Bridget P. Guinto, Dune Myra Ellis M. Paulo, Charlene Sahagun 
Senior High School ABM students

Grade 11 ABM students won the Session Best Research Paper Award at the International Conference of Universal Researchers last January 24, 2017.


Mikee Lawrence Wong, Jonry Borbe, Elijah Joseph Aldecoa,
Dan Deaño, Augustine Caesar Bayudan
BS Game Development

Our BS Game Development students won the Public’s Choice Award at the 2016 ICT Creative Awards for their Virtual Reality Game, “Sky’s The Limit”.


John Andrew Simbulan
BA Multimedia Arts and Design

John Andrew won 1st Place in the Shutterbug Mobile Photography Competition at Design Week Philippines held last October 15-23, 2016.


Rhem Soneja, Gian Legaspi
BS Game Development 

Rhem and Gian, also known as Team Rainslair, bagged the 1st Place Award at the Program the Future: Accenture Technology Campus Challenge 2016 under the Games Revolution Category.


Jhunel Dela, Meris Soneja, Gian Legaspi, Karl Rodriguez
BS Game Development

Game Development students Jhunel, Gian, and Karl, created an educational game called “Tuklas,” which got the top prize in the 2015 Salinlahi Evolution Game Development Competition. The competition was held by the National Academy of Science and Technology under the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology. The game was created in only 3 days and competed against 49 other entries.


A Film by: Dwight Galang, Nicolai Maybituin, Alfel Robles
BA Multimedia Arts and Design

The short film "Yapak" by BA Multimedia Arts and Design students Dwight Galang, Nicolai Maybituin, and Alfel Robles was screened at the Short Film Corner during the 69th Cannes Film Festival. It was also part of the Short Feature Program at the 28th CCP Independent Film and Video Festival last August 2016. The film explores the concept of immortality and legacy and is set in a fictional landscape that challenges how people view their purpose and self-worth.


Last year, some of our iACADEMY students produced the music video for “Patay Na Si Uto,” which was performed by Nyoy Volante for Himig Handog 2016. It was one of the Top 15 entries under the competition’s Best Music Video Category.

 iACADEMY Production Team:

Director: Quin Garcia
Assistant Director/Writer: Ouel Babasa
Project Manager: Eca Ngui
Producer: Jp Castillo
Line Producer: Rhys Santiago
Production Assistants: Christianne Tolentino Diaz, Archie Castañeda
Storyboard Artist: Louis Garcia
Directors of Photography: Ariel Salazar, Kyle Aguas, Tim Agot
Gaffer: Jose Paolo T. Honrado
Best Boy: Kevin Catungal, Karlo Calingao
Grips: Kyle Macatangay, Troy Dote
Script Supervisors: Inah Cayabyab, Czymon Dela Rama
Production Designer: Din Tablante Ampil
Make-up Artist: Camille Ong Lima, Snow
Hair/Wardrobe: Elijane Tan, Kyra Reyes, Gelo Mariano
Post-Production Supervisor: Ranie Yu, Mark Chester Obligado
Editor: Allysa Marie Mallorca
Assistant Editor: Jang Asi
Colorist: Christian Carl Dalit
Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor: Paulo Agudelo

Yohann Ollores as “Uto”
Tisha Esquejo as “Uto’s girlfriend”
Chris Panzer as Himself
Classical Bryan Leo as Himself



Jen Castillejo and Krizia Villanueva
BA Multimedia Arts and Design

Jen and Krizia won the Ani ng Dangal Award for Cinema at the National Commission for Culture and Arts 2016 and Best Student Film Award at the International Film Fest Manhattan 2016 for their thesis film “Yolanda.” Their film competed against works by other filmmakers from USA, Australia, Philippines and Belarus.


Learn more about our programs for Senior High School and College, and find out how iACADEMY can help you develop your skills and reach your potential. Contact us at inquire@iacademy.edu.ph or call (02) 889-7777 today.




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