RP students win 39 medals in Thai world math contest

Excerpt From Manila Bulletin: 

Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines and head of the delegation, said Filipino students, including three from Muntinlupa schools, received two gold medals, 15 silvers and 22 bronze medals.

The Philippines placed fourth among 25 countries with math powerhouse China topping the contest with 51 medals followed by host Thailand with 49 and Indonesia, 41. Trailing the Philippines are Taiwan, 37; Bulgaria, 25; Hong Kong, 23; Singapore, 16; Malaysia, 10, and South Korea, 10.

Aside from the Philippines, other countries that participated in the contest are Australia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Thailand, Canada, Laos, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Germany, Iran, Rwanda, South Africa, and Cyprus.

The first gold was won by Ma. Czarina Angela Lao of St. Jude Catholic School, who was the lone gold medalist from the country in the elementary individual competition.

The other gold medal was won by Philippine Team A composed of Geraldine Baniqued of St. Paul College Pasig, Carmela Antoinette Lao of St. Jude Catholic School, Aileen Giselle Chua of Grace Christian High School and Jillian Kristel Sy of Chiang Kai Shek College.

Last year, the Philippines won 14 medals in the same contest held in Hong Kong.

"Our contestants rose above the challenge and proved that they can compete with other students from other countries. We at the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines are very happy with their outstanding performance," Dr. Chua said.

Philippine Team A bagged a silver medal in the elementary team competition. The team was composed of Austin Edrich Chua, Ma. Czarina Angela Lao, John Thomas Chuatak of St. Jude Catholic School and Aldrich Aldwin Mayoralgo of Xavier School.

Philippine Teams E and A bagged bronze medals in the group category.

The silver medalists from the Philippines in the elementary individual contest are Dielle Tio of St. Stephen’s High School, Hubert Yao of Iloilo Central Commercial High School, Sean Timothy Cheng of Grace Christian High School, Aldrich Aldwin Mayoralgo of Xavier School, Sterling Alvin Tiu of St. Stephen’s High School, John Thomas Chuatak of St. Jude Catholic School, Aileen Jennifer Cu of UNO High School, and Joelle Sophia Pena of Saint Pedro Poveda College.

In the secondary division, the individual silver medalists are Carlo Francisco Adajar of PAREF Southridge in Alabang, Vance Eldric Go of St. Jude Catholic School, Ricci Ryan Rojo of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Geraldine Baniqued of St. Paul College Pasig, John Russell Virata of Gideon Academy and Jillian Kristel Sy of Chiang Kai Shek College.

The bronze medalists in the individual contest in the IMC are Philip Lizarda of San Beda College Alabang, Austin Edrich Chua of St. Jude Catholic School, Andrew Joelle Caguntas of Bangkal Elementary School, Jakov Ivan Dumbrique of St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur, Martin Lewis Koa of St. Jude Catholic School, Richard Milante of Legazpi Hope Christian School, Jason Allan Tan of Jubilee Christian Academy, Arnold Lindros Lau of Xavier School, Mary Kryslette Bunyi of San Beda College Alabang, Regina Paz Onglao of St. Paul College Pasig, Carmela Antoinette Lao of St. Jude Catholic School, Evan Niccolo Lao of Xavier School, Alvin Uy Lim of Quezon City Science High School, Ervin Fredrick Dy of Chiang Kai Shek College, Elvis Jeremy Ayroso of Philippine Science High School, Arielle Elise Chua of St. Jude Catholic School, Aileen Giselle Chua of Grace Christian High School, Charles Rainier Belga of Taguig Science High School, Joel Edward Cardinal of Makati Science High School, and Sarah Jane Cua of Pangasinan Universal Institute, the youngest contestant in the Philippine Team in the high school division.

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