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Filipino math wizards shine in Mathematics Without Borders tilt in Bulgaria

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 09:31 AM July 03, 2019

MANILA, Philippines -Eight Filipino math wizards bagged an array of awards, medals and trophies, including the prestigious Absolute Winner Cup, at the 2019 Mathematics Without Borders (MWB) in Nessebar, Bulgaria.

8 Filipino math wizards shine in Mathematics Without Borders tilt

Photo from Asian MathSci League Inc. 

Christian Gendrano, a Grade 7 student of De La Salle Santiago – Zobel captured the Absolute Winner Cup for being the most successful contestant based on his elimination and final round scores.

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Gendrano likewise bagged the Math Star of the Tournament, a gold medal for individual contest, a bronze medal for team contest and the MWB Gold Cup.

Other students who bagged honors and awards were Zion Skye Earl Carmelo Uy and Rohan Gerald Herrera (Ateneo de Manila Grade School), Harry Gerald Perez (De La Salle – Lipa Integrated School), Renzterton R. Sibal (Lourdes School of Mandaluyong), Mi Jung Pak and John Henry T. Marquez (Philippine Science High School) and Beatriz Lucia Rodriguez(Southville International School and Colleges).

The Filipinos competed against students from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Malta, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and host Bulgaria.

The team was led by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST- SEI) Deputy Director Albert Mariño, Asian MathSci League Inc. President and team leader Rechilda P. Villame and deputy team leader Dennis Dimaala.

Because of the Filipino whiz kids’ feat, Villame was awarded the Mayor of Nessebar’s Teacher Award, while Dimaala received the MWB Organization’s Teacher Award.

The following are the awards won by members of the Philippine team:

Zion Skye Earl Carmelo C. Uy, Ateneo de Manila Grade School (Age Group 2)

  • Gold Medal, Individual Contest
  • Gold Medal, Team Contest
  • MWB Silver Cup

Rohan Gerald L. Herrera, Ateneo de Manila Grade School (Age Group 2)

  • Gold Medal, Individual Contest
  • Gold Medal, Team Contest
  • MWB Bronze Cup

Harry Gerald L. Perez, De La Salle Lipa Integrated School (Age Group 2)

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  • Gold Medal, Team Contest
  • Bronze Medal, Individual Contest
  • MWB Bronze Cup

Renzterton R. Sibal, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong (Age Group 5)

  • Gold Medal, Individual Contest
  • Silver Medal, Team Contest
  • MWB Gold Cup

Christian D. Gendrano, De La Salle Zobel School. (Age Group 6)

  • Absolute Winner of the Tournament
  • Math Star of the Tournament
  • Gold Medal, Individual Contest
  • Bronze Medal, Team Contest
  • MWB Gold Cup

Mi Jung Pak, Philippine Science High School (Age Group 7)

  • Gold Medal, Team Contest
  • Bronze Medal, Individual Contest
  • MWB Gold Cup

Beatriz Lucia Rodriguez, Southville International School and Colleges (Age Grp 7)

  • Gold Medal, Team Contest
  • Silver Medal, Individual Contest
  • MWB Silver Cup

John Henry T. Marquez, Philippine Science High School (Age Group 9)

  • Gold Medal, Individual Contest
  • Gold Medal, Team Contest
  • MWB Gold Cup

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