Senate resolution commending Pinoy wizards filed

November 9, 2011 10:38 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 9 – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed Senate resolution commending the young Filipino math wizards who bagged honors in the recently-concluded Wizards at Mathematics International Competition (WIZMIC) held in Lucknow, India.

In filing Senate Resolution No. 632, Pimentel stressed that the recent results of the math contest only shows Filipinos can compete against the best in the world.

The math contest was participated in by nine countries with a total of 39 teams.

The nine participating countries were China, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka, host India, and the Philippines.

The Wizards at Mathematics International Competition was organized by the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India with the support of the Lucknow government.

The Philippines was represented by a team trained by the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG) composed of students from various schools in the country.

In the individual contest, the Filipino students bagged six gold, four silver, and four bronze medals.

The Filipino gold medalists are Jasper John Segismundo of Pasig Catholic College, Miko Johnson Ong Co of St. Stephen’s High School, Cary Albert Chan of St. Jude Catholic School, Raphael Villaluz of San Beda College-Alabang, Xavier Jefferson Ray Go and Gene Go, Jr. of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

Meanwhile, the Filipino silver medalists are Ezzekiel Young of Jubilee Christian Academy, Mikhaela Marie Diaz of Special Education Center for the Gifted, Cristiana Marie Calderon of Falcon Learning Center, and Terence Brian Tsai of Chiang Kai Shek College.

The Filipino bronze medalists are Andrew Vince Lee of Xavier School, Angelika Joie Tagupa of Colegio San Agustin-Makati, Anica Clarice Antonella Galano of St. Paul College-Pasig, and Lou Irish Gonzales of Pasig Catholic School.

In the team contest, Philippines Team B won first place and Philippines Teams C and D won second place and Philippines Team A won third place.

In the overall ranking, the Philippines Team B placed second among the 39 participating teams.

The Philippines Team B was composed of Cristiana Marie Calderon of Falcon Learning Center, Jasper John Segismundo of Pasig Catholic College, Miko Johnson Ong Co of St. Stephen’s High School, and Xavier Jefferson Ray Go of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

The senator from Mindanao said “the whole country should be proud of the achievements of our math wizards.”

“With their God-given talents, they will in their adulthood contribute immensely to the development of the country,” Pimentel added.(PNA)

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