PH bags 1 gold, 25 other medals in int’l math tilt
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines won one gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals in the just-ended 2014 International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) for Primary Schools, held from Oct. 5 to 10 at the Aston Denpasar hotel in Bali, Indonesia.
With its 26-medal haul, the country—represented by 32 students, mostly from Metro Manila—placed fifth overall in the 13-nation contest, topped by Thailand, Singapore, host Indonesia and Sri Lanka, said Dr. Simon Chua, president of the nongovernment Mathematics Trainers’ Guild Phils. and head of the Philippine delegation.
In an e-mail to the Inquirer, Chua on Saturday said the Philippines’ lone gold medal came courtesy of Steven Reyes, a Grade 6 student at St. Jude Catholic School in Manila.
The silver medalists were Vanessa Ryanne Julio, Jessica Loraine Gan, Naomi Anne King and Laila Denise Dy, all also from St. Jude Catholic School; Immanuel Joshua Balete, St. Stephen’s High School; Dominic Lawrence Bermudez, Notre Dame of Greater Manila; Patricia Faith Capito, UP Integrated School; Albriz Moore Bagsic, Lilyrose School; Hugh Angelo Sonon, SPED Olongapo City; Ralde Anuel Bautista, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Lyle Wenzel Tamayo, Mother Goose Special School, and Frederick Ivan Tan, Xavier School.
Gan also bagged the Best Experiment trophy in the competition’s science category.
The bronze medals were won by Al Patrick Castro, Pasig Catholic College; Shawn Darren Chua, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Justin Teng Soon Khoo, Learning Circle Academy; Vince Perez, De La Salle-Lipa; Jan Cedrick Quintin, Mother Goose Special School; Allyana Coleen Reyes, Falcon School; Trisha Danielle Sia, Chiang Kai Shek Colelge; Robert Frederick Uy, St. John’s Institute; Ma. Monica Manlises, St. Stephen’s High School; Marco Erano Dumale, De La Salle University; Justin Tan, St. John’s Institute, and Sophia Marion Medina and Ryan Deodores, both from Colegio San Agustin-Biñan.
The Philippines hosted the 2013 edition of the IMSO, where it garnered a total of 62 medals, including three golds.
The event, which drew contestants from 14 countries, was organized by the MTG and the Taguig City government in coordination with the Department of Education and the Department of Science and Technology. Jerry E. Esplanada
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