Pinoy students bag awards in HK math tilt


Posted at Jul 21 2014 01:14 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2014 09:14 PM

The Philippine team in the 17th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of MTG

MANILA – Filipino elementary students finished first runner-up overall and won a total of 15 awards in the 17th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest held recently in Hong Kong.

According to Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG), Philippine Team C won first runner-up overall in the group contest and took home a merit award. The team is composed of John Henry Marquez of UP Integrated School, Stefan Marcus Ong and Steven Ting Reyes of St. Jude Catholic School and William Joshua King of Bethany Christian School.

Marquez, Ong and Reyes won gold medals, while King bagged a silver medal.

“We are so happy that our Filipino wizards achieved another feat. This is the Philippines’ strongest performance in the contest since 2010,” Dr. Simon Chua, head of the Philippine delegation and president of MTG, said in a statement.

Philippine Team A – composed of Genrish Wendell Ng of St. Jude Catholic School, Bert Joseph Tropicales of Southernside Montessori School, Karl Raymond Roque of Notre Dame of Greater Manila and Mickel Lyle Angelo Pe of Antique SPED Center – won a merit award in the team contest. Roque was awarded a silver medal, while Tropicales received a bronze in the individual contest.

Immanuel Josiah Balete of St. Stephen’s High School and Andrhea San Gabriel of Small World Christian School Foundation also won silver medals.

Bronze medalists, meanwhile, include Patrick Nino Policarpio of Greenpark Montessori Learning Center, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian College, Maxinne Louise Dominique Co of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS and Ryan Jericho Sy of Chiang Kai Shek College.

The other members of the Philippine delegation are Raymund Carlo Masbano of St. John’s Institute and Patricia Faith Capito of UP Integrated School

Aside from the Philippines and Hong Kong, the other countries that participated in the 17th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest were the United States, Australia, Bulgaria, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand.