Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) MANILA, Philippines — It’s a “mission accomplished” for the Philippine team to the just-concluded 2010 Singapore International Mathematics Competition (SIMC).

With a 92-medal haul, including 12 golds, the young Filipino numbers aces placed second overall in the 10-nation contest, topped by China which won a total of 282 medals.

The Philippines also tallied 26 silver and 54 bronze medals in the competition, according to Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Phils. (MTG) and head of the country’s delegation.

The RP team members, all wards of MTG, a non-government group which promotes excellence in math training and education, also took home 44 merit, or runner-up certificates.

China bagged 39 golds in the SIMC. South Korea was third with eight, followed by Hong Kong (7), Taiwan (6), Indonesia (5), Malaysia (4), Thailand (3), host Singapore (2), and India, which failed to get any medal, said Chua in an e-mail to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Tuesday.

The Philippines gold medals came courtesy of:

  • Adrian Reginald Sy and Matthew Angelo Isidro, both from St. Jude Catholic School;
  • Shaquille Wyan Que from Grace Christian College;
  • Farrel Eldrian wu from MGc New Life Christian School;
  • Errol John Suarez from Bicol University Integrated Laboratory School;
  • Raphael Villaluz from San Beda College-Alabang; Frederick Matthew Corpuz from Colegio San Agustin-Makati;
  • Gabrielle Anna Gabaton from Pasig Catholic School;
  • Jervis Ong Chua from Philippine Cultural College;
  • Kate Andrea Bonamy and Shaun Wesley Que, both from Grace Christian College;
  • and Karl Joshua Reyes, from the Regional Science High School-Olongapo.

The silver medals were won by:

  • Christopher Banzon from Nemesio Yabut Elementary School;
  • Andrea Jaba and Cary Albert Chan, both from St. Jude Catholic School;
  • Lord Danly Mafe, Bon Leif Amalla and Emmanuel Paulo Santos, all from Colegio San Agustin-Biñan;
  • Adam Christopher Chan, Stephen Laohoo and Jeremy Vance Yap, all from Grace Christian College;
  • Jaymi Mae Ching and Kelsey Lim, both from Jubilee Christian Academy;
  • Jan Joshua Cruz from Pasig Catholic College;
  • Elijamin Wolfgang Claveria from Elizabeth Seton School;
  • Albert Neil Dulay from Integrated Montessori Center;
  • Luis Salvador Dy and Mark Christopher Uy, both from Xavier School;
  • Xavier Jefferson Ray go from Zamboanga Chong Hua High School;
  • Hans Markson Tan and Sterling Alvin Tiu, both from St. Stephen’s High School;
  • Alyssa Guevara from De La Salle Santiago Zobel School;
  • Juan Mario Luis Esplana from Elizabeth Seton School-South;
  • Vincent Jaime Benitez from Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas;
  • Dave Laurence Juntilla from PSHS-Southern Mindanao;
  • Himig Marcos from Philippine Cultural College;
  • and Timothy James Tan from Trinity Christian School.

The bronze medalists included, among others, are:

  • Wilford Jason Julio, Martin Lewis Koa and Kyle Justin Meguizo, all from St. Jude Catholic School;
  • Caisa Subia and Casey Oliver Turingan, both from San Beda College-Alabang;
  • Nathaniel Ryan Ang, Matthew Johann Uy, Brendan Coseto, Adrian Nathaniel Chua, Kyle Garret Lee Uy and Andrew Vince Lee, all from Xavier School;
  • Dielle Tio from St. Stephen’s High School;
  • Jan Kendrick Ong from Chiang Kai Shek College;
  • Hans Bryan Ong, Lu Christian Ong and John Cedric Laohoo, all from Grace Christian College;
  • Mark Vincent Tan from Ateneo de Manila High School;
  • Anchelle Grace Ho and Emmanuel Gerard Chiu, both from Silliman University;
  • Charles Emerson Ngo from Leyte Progressive High School;
  • Hannah Elyse Tee from Immaculate Conception Academy;
  • Andrew Cua from Philippine Cultural College;
  • and Anne Michelle Siao from Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

A total of 92 elementary and 44 high school students represented the country in the SIMC.

Chua and other MTG officials commended the Filipino math wizards for “another job well done.”

“They’re among the world’s best. No doubt about it,” said Chua.

The annual contest’s results were announced on Monday night at the Chevrons Auditorium in the Lion City. The SIMC was held the day before at the DBS International School.

This year, MTG wards have so far won 91 medals, including four golds, in four international math competitions – the 13th Hong Kong Primary Math World Contest, 2010 Korea International Math Competition, 51st Math Olympiad in Kazakhstan, and the 2010 Canadian Math Competition.



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