Filipinos are good in Math too

Filipinos are good in math too judging on the recognition given to the following mathematicians.

Australian Mathematics Trust awards Filipino mathematicians 
By Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star) Updated October 25, 2012


MANILA, Philippines – The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) awarded more than 130 budding Filipino mathematicians who garnered “high distinction” and other merit awards in the 2012 Australian Math Competition (AMC) administered via correspondence last September.

Dr. Peter Taylor, outgoing executive director of the AMT, and Nick McCaffrey, acting deputy head of mission of the Australian embassy in the Philippines, personally handed out the medals and certificates from the AMT to a total of 73 Filipino awardees during award ceremonies held at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila last Oct. 17.

Taylor, in honoring the young Filipino awardees, also hailed the Mathematics’ Trainers Guild-Philippines, especially its president, Dr. Simon Chua, for their efforts in helping young Filipino students with a potential in excelling in mathematics, hone their skills to attain world-class competition levels.

Farrell Eldrian Wu, 12, a grade 7 student of MGC New Life Christian Academy in Taguig, was awarded his Peter O’Halloran certificate for getting a perfect score in the 2012 AMC. Wu was one of only two students who got the certificate, with the other being Teo Zhi Yi of Singapore.

The AMT said that there were about half a million students from 30 countries who joined the the AMC correspondence math tests this year.

Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), said the Philippines performed impressively in the AMC, with 73 among the 3,617 Filipino students who joined this year’s AMC getting awards.

Aside from Wu, Filipino students who won AMC Medals and Prize Awards for belonging to the top 99+ percentile were Andrew Brandon Ong, Chiang Kai Shek College; John Thomas Chuatak, St. Stephen’s High School; and Justin Yturzaeta, Jubilee Christian Academy; Bryce Ainsley Sanchez, Grace Christian College; Eion Chua, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Dion Stephan Ong, Ateneo de Manila Grade School; Matthew Eric Tan, St. Stephen’s High School; Patrick Nino Policarpio, Greenpark Montessori Learning Center; Christian Philip Gelera, UP Integrated School; Shaquille Wyan Que, Grace Christian College; and Deany Hendrick Cheng, Grace Christian College.

Winning an AMC High Distinction Certificate Awards were Immanuel Josiah Balete, St. Stephen’s High School; Sted Micah Cheng, Hope Christian High School; Hiraya Marcos, Philippine Cultural College-Main; Kaizen Naquita, SPED Integrated School de Iloilo; Rene-John Ongchua, Solomon Integrated School de Iloilo; Trisha Danielle Sia, Chiang Kai Shek College; Dan Alden Baterisna, Colegio San Agustin Makati; Adolph Monji Chen, Xavier School; Drew Skyler Co, Jubilee Christian Academy; Maxinee Louise Co, Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS; Miguel Bradford Lao, Philippine Cultural College-Main; Jacob Peralta, PAREF Southridge School; Steven Reyes, St. Jude Catholic School; Trisha Denise Siy, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Philmon Wee, Xavier School; Juan Pablo Abola, PAREF Southridge School; Alodia Carey Baisas, Colegio San Agustin-Binan; Szel Leeven Embay, La Salle Academy; John Henry Marquez, UP Integrated School; Raymund Carlo Masbano, St. John’s Institute; Zeidrich Monares, UP Integrated School; Stefan Marcus Ong, St. Jude Catholic School; Lance Christian Ting, St. Stephen’s High School; Bon Leif Amalla, Colegio San Agustin-Binan; Luke Matthews Bernardo, Philadelphia High School; Vicente Raphael Chan, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Jinger Chong, St. Jude Catholic School; Jan Joshua Cruz, Pasig Catholic School; Shamira Liao, St. Stephen’s High School; Jose Ignacio Locsin, St. John’s Institute; Eason Wong, Philippine Cultural College-Caloocan; Clyde Wesley Ang, Chiang Kai Shek College; Kyle Patrick Dulay, Philippine Science High School-Main; Xavier Jefferson Go, ZamboangaChong Hua High School; Grant Aaron King, Grace Christian College; Angelika Joie Tagupa, Colegio San Agustin-Binan; Raphael Villaluz, Philippine Science High School-Main; Raymond Joseph Fadri, Makati Science High School; Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon, Grace Christian College; Albert Jason Olaya, Philippine Science High School-Main; Ezekiel Christian Ong, UNO High School; Gerald Pascua, Philippine Science High School-Main; Vince Benedict Say, St. Jude Catholic School; Adrian Reginald Sy, St. Jude Catholic School; James Vincent Tan, Bayanihan Institute; Jonn Angel Aranas, Makati Science High School; Nathanael Joshua Balete, St. Stephen’s High School; Austin Edrich Chua, St. Jude Catholic School; Francis Concepcion, Philippine Cultural College-Main; Ma. Czarina Angela Lao, St. Jude Catholic School; Reine Reynoso, Philippine Science High School-Main; Matthew-Ryan Tan, St. Jude Catholic School; Kaye Janelle Yao, Grace Christian College; Karli Ang, Philippine Institute of Quezon City; Jervis Chua, Philippine Cultural College Main; Aaron Jevon Dy, Xavier School; Martin Lewis Koa, St. Jude Catholic School; Himig Marcos, Philippine Cultural College Main; Ron Gabriel Navarro, Philippine Science High School; Lorenzo Gabriel Quiogue, Ateneo de Manila High School; and Jason Allan Tan, Jubilee Christian Academy.



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