Filipinos have plenty to be proud of. Not only are we a people hospitable to foreigners, hardworking for the employers we work for, but we also have young students with academic gifts, such as those who joined the 15th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) held from August 2 to 5 in Singapore.
The Philippine delegation won 27 gold, 54 silver and 108 bronze medals, and 80 merit awards for a total of 269 awards, surpassing its last year’s performance at the 14th edition of the international math competition.
Filipino Students Bag 189 Medals in Math Competition in Singapore
This year’s competition drew contestants from 15 countries and territories: Australia, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, according to a report by the PNA.
The Philippine delegation was led by Mr. Felix Romy Triambulo, schools’ division superintendent of Zamboanga City, together with team leaders Manuel Kotah, Arvie Ubarro, Myrna Agtarap and Resicito Navarro.
For his part, Dr. Isidro Aguilar, MTG president, extended his congratulations to the Filipino delegates who competed at the 15th International Mathematics Contest (IMC).
Last year, the Philippines bagged 27 gold, 53 silver and 116 bronze medals at the 14th IMC in Singapore.
Of note, Filipino contestants recently triumphed at the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong, and the 13th Asian Finals of the World Math-Fusion Olympiad (WMO) and 10th Global Finals of SPEAK International Competition in Malaysia, with the recent achievement extending the country’s winning streak for the first half of the year.
There’s no doubt that young minds have unlimited potentials if they are trained properly. This achievement will not only add good commendation to these children’s young academic careers, but more importantly, the sacrifices and the discipline that came along with their training for long hours and the experience and friendships that they have gained from this experience will definitely help them prepare personally and professionally for their careers in the future.
To know more about the activities and training offered by the Mathematics Trainers Guild (MTG), you may check out their official website here.
Again, big congratulations not only to the students but also to their teachers, trainers, parents, as well as their families who have also contributed to the development of these amazing young minds.