Pinoy team ranks third in Canadian math contest

The Philippines has bagged the third place among 20 international teams that participated in the 2006 Euclid Contest of the Canadian Mathematics Competition, an international correspondence examination.

By Guil Franco (Our Correspondent)

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Published: Tue 11 Jul 2006, 12:44 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:39 PM

The team of the Mathematics Trainers‚ Guild (MTG)-Philippines scored 263 points, the second highest among Asian countries that included China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

First place went to the Indus Centre for Academic Excellence of Troy, Michigan, with a score of 278, and second place to Taylor's College of Selangor, Malaysia, with 269 points.

Abegail Ceralde of the Zamboanga Chong Hua High School got the highest score among the members of the Philippine team, placing her in the 89-98 point bracket.

Those who scored between 86 and 88 points were Emmanuel Lance Christopher Plan of the Ateneo de Manila High School, Darren Mendel Sy of Chiang Kai Shek College and Raymond Tan of the Jubilee Christian Academy.

Ramon Inigo Marfil of the Philippine Science High School and Bonvin Nuqui of Philippine Cultural High School got scores between 80 and 85.

Dr Simon Chua, MTG-Philippines president, said the Philippines will send more teams to international math competitions in the coming weeks. Chua was the first Filipino to receive the Paul Erdos Award, an international award for mathematics.

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