Young Filipino students hauled eight awards from a five-day math competition in Hong Kong last week.
Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), said the young Filipinos won two silver and six bronze awards in the 18th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics Contest held from July 13 to 17.
A total of 160 elementary students from the United States, Australia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, Macau, Malaysia and the Philippines joined the contest.
Albriz Moore Bagsic of Lilyrose School and Naomi Anne King of St. Jude Catholic School bagged the silver awards for the Philippines.
The bronze medalists are Maria Monica Manlises of St. Stephen’s High School, Annika Angela Mei Tamayo of Ateneo de Iloilo-Sta. Maria Catholic School, Dominic Lawrence Bermudez of Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Sted Micah Cheng of Hope Christian High School, Gregory Charles Tiong of St. Jude Catholic School and Aiman Andrei Kue of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.
The other members of the Philippine delegation are Vanessa Ryanne Julio of St. Jude Catholic School, Al Patrick Castro of Pasig Catholic College, Hiraya Marcos of Philippine Cultural College-Manila, Justin Teng Soon Khoo of Learning Circle, John Angelo Oringo of Guinobatan West Central School, Erika Emmanuelle Pantaleon of Small World Christian School Foundation, Jan Cedrick Quintin of Mothergoose Special School System and Allyana Coleen Reyes of Falcon School.
Team leaders who accompanied the delegation were Dr. Luz Almeda, regional director of the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR); Dr. Eduardo dela Cruz, Arellano University assistant vice president for Basic Education; Rechilda Villame, MTG executive vice president; and Dr. Chua. —ALG, GMA News