Panes became a beneficiary of the Foundation’s Collegiate Scholarship Project from School Year 2002-03 to School Year 2005-06. She graduated last March 2006 with the Bachelor of Nursing degree from the Colegio de Kidapawan (formerly North Cotabato Institute of Technology). Panes took her secondary education at the Indangan High School (Indangan, Makilala) where she graduated in March 2001. Her elementary education was obtained from the Manongol Elementary School (Manongol, Kidapawan City), graduating in March 1997.
Panes is the daughter of Mr. Artemio Panes and Mrs. Epifania Cretecio-Panes of Barangay, Indangan, Kidapawan City.
Padaya, on the other hand, received his collegiate scholarship from MAFI beginning School Year 2000-01 up to School Year 2005-2006. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology (Arakan, North Cotabato) last March 2006. He obtained his secondary education from the Manobo High School (Manobo, Magpet), graduating in March 2000. Padaya graduated from the Manobo Elementary School last March 1996.
He is the son of Mr. Basilio Padaya, Sr. and Mrs. Pilar Tambunan-Padaya of Barangay Manobo, Magpet, North Cotabato.