About Us



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 Bernido’s 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 rise until its 6th year of implementation where 10% of CVIF’s 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 country’s 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.