Filipino team bags 216 medals to top math contest
The Filipino team—composed mostly of students from Metro Manila schools—beat Asian mathematics powerhouses China and Taiwan to emerge as overall champion in the 2015 Singapore International Math Competition (SIMC) held last week in the Lion City.
The young Filipino numbers aces from public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide bagged a total of 216 medals: 31 golds, 60 silvers and 125 bronze medals, to top the 12-nation contest.
All wards of the nongovernment Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines which promotes excellence in math education, the Filipino students also received 83 merit certificates.
China bagged 27 gold medals while Taiwan took home 19 golds to place second and third, respectively. Thailand was next with 12 golds, followed by Malaysia and Myanmar with seven golds apiece; host Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Iran with six golds each; and South Korea and Indonesia with four golds apiece.
The Filipino team’s gold medals came courtesy of the following students: John Florence Dizon, Calamba Elementary School; Stefan Marcus Ong, Alvan Walter Dy and Hans Leighton Liu, all from St. Jude Catholic School; Christopher James Yap, St. John’s Institute; Rovi Gabriel de la Cruz, Pasig Catholic School; Jeffrey John Jabanes, Pangasinan Universal Institute; Jeremie Keon Torralba, Ateneo de Manila Grade School; James Martin Young, SPED; Matthew Eugene Chua, British School-Manila; Raphael Dylan Dalida, St. Mary’s Academy; Rickson Caleb Tan and Eion Nikolas Chua, both from MGC New Life Christian Academy; Sean Matthew Tan, Jubilee Christian Academy;
Mariana Ysabella Montanez, Karl Raymond Roque, Arthur Reiner de Belen, Dominic Yap, Elijamin Wolfgang Cabrera, all from Philippine Science High School; Andrei Philip David, Tanauan National High School; Giwon Kim, Caritas Don Bosco School; Jethro Asahel Roxas, Ann Arbor Montessori; Marianne Casugbo, Hua Siong College of Iloilo; Daryll Carlsten Ko, St. Stephen’s High School; Vince Edward Lacson, Gen. Pio del Pilar Elementary School; Oniluv Troy Tabujara, Falcon School; Andres Rico Gonzales III, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Dan Alden Baterisna, Colegio San Agustin-Makati; Fedrick Lance Lim, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Jonathan Conrad Yu, Philippine Christian Gospel School; and Carlos Benedict Echevarria, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School.
The silver medals were won by Lance Adrian Ko from St. Stephen’s High School; Jeremy Brian Branzuela, St. Jude Catholic School; William Joshua King, Bethany Christian School; Jonas Rehein Esguerra, Philippine Pasay Chung Hua Academy; Blue Andrei James Elman, Makati Science High School; and Cris Magdalene de la Cruz, Bolinao Integrated School, among others.
The bronze medalists included Jasper Jay Prestoza, Rizal Elementary School; Seth Gabriel Ricafort, Philippine Science High School; Rodolfo Misa Jr., Cebu Eastern School; Myles Denzel de la Torre, Bethany Christian School, Francesca Stephanie Tumaneng, St. Theresa’s College; Mikaela Jaymee Balatbat and Cyrus Larisma, St. Mary’s College; and Sean Marcus So, Grace Christian College, among others.
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