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Philippine young math wizards bag overall champion award in Singapore

The Philippine mathematics team bagged the overall champion award after winning an astounding 216 medals at the 2015 Singapore International Math Competition (SIMC) in Singapore last week. It was another feather added to the country’s cap being fresh from outstanding performance of the karate team in Thailand almost at the same time.

Students from both public and private schools mostly from Metro Manila represented the country at the said contest. A total of 12 countries including Asian’s mathematics powerhouses, China and Taiwan participated in the said competition. Out of 216 medals, the young Filipino numbers aces won 31 gold, 60 silver and 125 bronze medals. The group also received 83 merit certificates.

On the other hand, China bagged the second place with 27 gold medals while Taiwan took home 19 gold to place third. Thailand was fourth with 12 gold, followed by Malaysia and Myanmar with seven gold apiece; host Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Iran with six gold each; and South Korea and Indonesia with four gold each.

Below is the list of Filipino math geniuses and their schools:

Gold medalists

  • John Florence Dizon, Calamba Elementary School
  • Stefan Marcus Ong, St. Jude Catholic School
  • Alvan Walter Dy, St. Jude Catholic School
  • Hans Leighton Liu, 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, MGC New Life Christian Academy
  • Eion Nikolas Chua, MGC New Life Christian Academy
  • Sean Matthew Tan, Jubilee Christian Academy
  • Mariana Ysabella Montanez, Philippine Science High School
  • Karl Raymond Roque, Philippine Science High School
  • Arthur Reiner de Belen, Philippine Science High School
  • Dominic Yap, Philippine Science High School
  • Elijamin Wolfgang Cabrera, 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 Letrán
  • Dan Alden Baterisna, Colegio San Agustin-Makati
  • Fedrick Lance Lim, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
  • Jonathan Conrad Yu, Philippine Christian Gospel School
  • Carlos Benedict Echevarria, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School

Some of the 60 Silver medalists

  • Lance Adrian Ko, 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
  • Cris Magdalene de la Cruz, Bolinao Integrated School

Some of the 125 Bronze medalists

  • 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, St. Mary’s College
  • Cyrus Larisma, St. Mary’s College
  • Sean Marcus So, Grace Christian College