Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Filipino HS students placed third in American math contest

Zamboangueno is top scorer of the Phil. Team

Filipino high school students once again gain international recognition as they placed third in the recently concluded International Regional Mathematics League (IRML) contest held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IRML is part of the American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) contest. The ARML contest is for American teams while the IRML is for international teams that compete in the contest.

Among the team of Filipino students is a fourth year high school students from Zamboanga who was awarded a gold medal for being the top scorer of the Philippine team in the contest which was held at the University Nevada in Las Vegas.

The other members of the Philippine team were Jomar Anthony Sastrillo of Siliman University, Matthew Chris Chan of St. Stephens High School, Ralph Joshua Sarrosa of Angelicum School de Iloilo, Ricci Ryan Rojo of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Hanz Vladimir Cabanes of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Maria Moper Dionaleigh Nunez of Philippine Science High School Main, Charles Kyle Mupas of Colegio San Agustin in BiƱan, Laguna, Dennis Ong Betito Jr. of Philippine Science High School Main, Noelle Paola Santos of Philippine Science High School Main, Geomarie Concepcion of Philippine Science High School Main, Misaki Ueki of Canossa Academy in Laguna, John Ostin Ong of Trinity High School in Bacolod City, and Ralph Henry Kimoden of Quezon City Science High School.

Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG) said, “The ARMM is a warm-up of Filipino students who are slated to compete in different international math contest this year.” He said the Philippine team’s score this year was better than last year’s performance.

The Philippine delegation was headed by team leaders Rechilda Villame and Misael Jose Fisico, and Dr. Ofelia Sison as the deputy team leader.

MTG trains and sends Filipino students to different international math competitions including the IRML. (Source: Pinoy Business)

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