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2012 Metrobank Math Challenge National finalists named

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) announce the schools which made it to the National Finals of the  2012 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Challenge (MMC) to be held on April 21, 2012  at the Metrobank Plaza Auditorium in Makati City.

Out of the more than 1,200 students who competed in the regional finals nationwide, 55 students successfully advanced to the final leg of the competition. This year’s national finalists will come from 34 schools composed of 23 public and 11 private schools from as far as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The top schools competing for the Grade 6 Individual Competition are: North Fairview Elementary School (Quezon City); MGC New Life Christian Academy (Taguig City); BHC Educational Institution, Inc. (San Fernando City, La Union); Baguio Village Elementary School (Diffun, Quirino); Special Education Center for the Gifted (Subic Bay, Zambales); Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School (Legaspi City); Gabaldon Central School (Abuyog, Leyte); Zamboanga Chong Hua High School (Zamboanga City); General Santos City (SPED) Integrated School; and Butuan City Special Education Center.

For Grade 6 Team Competition, the competing schools are: Pasong Tamo Elementary School (Quezon City) ; St. Jude Catholic School (City of Manila); Jocelyn V. Cacas Montessori School, Inc. (Marilao, Bulacan); Lucena West I Elementary School (Lucena City); Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School (Legaspi City); Solomon Integrated School de Iloilo (Iloilo City); Mandaue School for the Arts (Mandaue City); Gabaldon Central School (Abuyog, Leyte); General Santos City (SPED) Integrated School; and Dansalan College Foundation, Inc. (Marawi City).

For the 4th Year Individual Competition, schools competing are: Fort Bonifacio High School (Makati City); Valenzuela City Science High School; BHC Educational Institution, Inc. (San Fernando City, La Union); Sapang Palay National High School (City of San Jose Del Monte); San Pablo City Science High School; Potter’s Place School (El Nido, Palawan); Tabaco National High School (Tabaco City); Tabunan National High School (Almeria, Biliran); Tagum City National High School; and General Santos City High School.

And for the 4th Year Team Competition, schools competing are: Baguio City National High School-Main; Philippine Cultural College (Caloocan City); Grace Christian College (Quezon City); Teodoro Hernaez National High School (Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur); De La Salle Lipa Integrated School (Lipa City); Potter’s Place School (El Nido, Palawan); Tabaco City National High School; Mandaue City Science High School; Leyte Progressive High School (Tacloban City); and Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao Campus (Davao City).

“As early as now, we extend our congratulations to our dear students for reaching this far in the competition,” said MBFI president Aniceto Sobrepeña. “We take pride in staging this competition as it brings once again the country’s finest students,” he continued.  

National winners will receive trophies, medals and cash - P25, 000 for the 1st placer, P20,000 for the 2nd placer and P15,000 for the 3rd placer for the elementary level while P50,000 for the 1st placer, P40,000 for the 2nd placer and P30,000 for the 3rd placer for the fourth year level amounting to a total of P540,000 worth of cash prize.

Now on its 11th year, MMC is an annual math competition that aims to discover Mathematical talents among the youth. Previously conducted in the National Capital Region, the Metrobank Math Challenge was expanded to include elementary and high school students nationwide starting in 2001. The annual Math Challenge produces national winners who get to compete and eventually win in international competitions. Among them is Carmela S. Lao, first placer in the Individual Category for 4th Year of the 2011 Metrobank Math Challenge, who reaped a silver medal in the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the first Filipina to do so and the country’s second silver medal after 20 years. Recently, the Metrobank Math Challenge was awarded with the Anvil Award of Excellence in the 47th Anvil Awards by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).

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The Metrobank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group, was established by its chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty in 1979. With the theme “Excel. Engage. Empower.” the Foundation has promoted a culture of excellence among Filipinos through its various programs, such as the Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE), the Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS), the Search for the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS), the Metrobank Math Challenge (MMC), College Scholarship Program (CSP) and Excellence in Judiciary Program (EJP). It also supports social development projects through like-minded organizations that have sought to uplift the lives of the disadvantaged groups and marginalized sectors in the society. “Converging to Inspire Change!” serves as the battlecry of the Foundation this year.  After 33 years, it shall continue to uphold values of excellence and champion its chosen stakeholders and the rest of our communities. It aims to strength ties with institutional partners in both public and private sectors such that there will always be a venue to further honor those who are able to reach their highest potential. Today, the Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to remain a leader in corporate social responsibility by initiating and supporting leading edge programs that uplift the lives of our people and inspire the best in the Filipinos.

 

NATIONAL WINNERS OF THE 2012 METROBANK MATH CHALLENGE AWARDED

The country’s finest Math enthusiasts competed during the national finals of the 2012 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC) held last April 21, 2012 as the Metrobank Plaza Auditorium in Makati City.

Early this year, more than half a million students trouped down to the different venues nationwide to participate in the MMC elimination rounds. From this, about 1200 students emerged to advance in the regional leg held in all the 17 regions of the country. Finally, 55 students successfully met the “hurdle rate” in their scores qualifying them to advance in the final leg of the competition. 

The national finals showcased the mathematical competence of Grade 6 and 4th Year students who competed in their respective levels in individual and team categories. The challenge consisted of solving math questions within 15 seconds using mental calculation, and another rounds of 30-second and 1-minute questions using pen and paper calculation.

This year’s national finalists came from 34 schools, composed of 23 public and 11 private schools. Out of the 34 schools, 21 were first time qualifiers such as the Teodoro Hernaez Elementary School (Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur); Baguio Village Elementary School (Diffun, Quirino); Potter’s Place School (El Nido, Palawan); Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School (Daraga Albay); Tabunan National High School (Almeria, Biliran); General Santos City High School; and Dansalan College Foundation, Inc. (Marawi City).

Winners were awarded by DepEd Undersecretary for Programs and Projects Yolanda S. Aquino, who also delivered an inspirational message before the young audience, Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Sobrepeña, vice chairman Dr. Placido Mapa, Jr, executive vice president Elvira Ong-Chan, and Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP) Sr. Iluminada C. Coronel, F.M.M.

Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy (Taguig City) landed first in Grade 6 Individual Competition, while Dann Lawrence Llabore of General Santos City (SPED) Integrated School and Errol John Suarez of Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School were second and third, respectively.

For the Grade 6 Team Competition, Nathan Joseph Oranga and Andrea Jessica Jaba of St. Jude Catholic School Manila were the 1st placers; Errol John Suarez and Charlotte Advincula of Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School (Daraga, Albay) were 2nd placers; and Vince Walter Domasig and Cynthia Marie Avecilla of Pasong Tamo Elementary School (Quezon City) were 3rd placers.

For the 4th Year Individual Competition, Russelle Guadalupe of Valenzuela City Science High School bagged the gold medal. Mark Joseph Abang of BHC Educational Institution, Inc. (San Fernando City, La Union); and Marcia Butastas of Tabunan National High School (Almeria, Biliran) bagged silver and bronze medals, respectively.

In the 4th Year Team Competition, Sean Timothy Cheng and Carl Lester Tan of Grace Christian College (Quezon City) were 1st placers, Brandon Chan and Julius Christopher Doolittle of Philippine Cultural College – Caloocan were 2nd placers; and Dave Didal and Jude Matthew Bernal of Potter’s Place School (El Nido, Palawan) were the 3rd placers.

National winners received trophies, medals and cash - P25, 000 for the 1st placer, P20,000 for the 2nd placer and P15,000 for the 3rd placer for the elementary level while P50,000 for the 1st placer, P40,000 for the 2nd placer and P30,000 for the 3rd placer for the fourth year level amounting to a total of P540,000 worth of cash prize. Half of the cash prize received by the winners has allowed them to open an account through the Metrobank Fun Savers Club—a special savings account designed for kids 17 years and below. Fun activities and gift items being offered by the product encourage young members to save.

“The task of making it to finals is long and arduous. Thus, it has been an empowering journey for our young participants as they are able to overcome challenges and in one way or another they are able to hone their skills and discover possibilities that are always endless. Like true champions, may they use this talent to benefit not only for their personal well-being but also to serve as inspiration for the rest of their peers” said Metrobank Foundation executive director Nicanor L. Torres, Jr.  

Now on its 11th year, MMC is an annual math competition that aims to discover Mathematical talents among the youth. Previously conducted in the National Capital Region, the Metrobank Math Challenge was expanded to include elementary and high school students nationwide starting in 2001. It is organized by the Metrobank Foundation, Inc., the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippine (MTAP); and the Department of Education (DepEd). The annual Math Challenge produces national winners who get to compete and eventually win in international competitions. Among them is Carmela S. Lao, first placer in the Individual Category for 4th Year of the 2011 Metrobank Math Challenge, who reaped a silver medal in the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the first Filipina to do so and the country’s second silver medal after 20 years. Recently, the Metrobank Math Challenge was awarded with the Anvil Award of Excellence in the 47th Anvil Awards by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).

* * * * *

The Metrobank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group, was established by its chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty in 1979. With the theme “Excel. Engage. Empower.” the Foundation has promoted a culture of excellence among Filipinos through its various programs, such as the Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE), the Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS), the Search for the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS), the Metrobank Math Challenge (MMC), College Scholarship Program (CSP) and Excellence in Judiciary Program (EJP). It also supports social development projects through like-minded organizations that have sought to uplift the lives of the disadvantaged groups and marginalized sectors in the society. “Converging to Inspire Change!” serves as the battlecry of the Foundation this year.  After 33 years, it shall continue to uphold values of excellence and champion its chosen stakeholders and the rest of our communities. It aims to strength ties with institutional partners in both public and private sectors such that there will always be a venue to further honor those who are able to reach their highest potential. Today, the Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to remain a leader in corporate social responsibility by initiating and supporting leading edge programs that uplift the lives of our people and inspire the best in the Filipinos.

 

List of Winners

 GRADE 6 INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

RANK

REGION

CONTESTANT

COACH

SCHOOL

1st Place

NCR–B

Farrell Eldrian S. Wu

Ms. Neshie Joyce I. Guntiñas

MGC New Life Christian Academy
Taguig City

2nd Place

XII

Dann Lawrence G. Llabore

Ms. Elena Pila Rios

General Santos City (SPED) Integrated School
General Santos City

3rd Place

V

Errol John E. Suarez

Ms. Sherry M. Orozco

Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School
Daraga, Albay

 

Grade 6 TEAM COMPETITION

RANK

REGION

CONTESTANT

COACH

SCHOOL

1st Place

NCR–B

Nathan Joseph P. Oranga
Andrea Jessica D. Jaba

Ms. Betty Marie T. Mijares

St. Jude Catholic School
Manila

2nd Place

V

Errol John E. Suarez
Charlotte N. Advincula

Ms. Sherry M. Orozco

Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School
Daraga, Albay

3rd Place

NCR-A

Vince Walter E. Domasig
Cynthia Marie S. Avecilla

Mr. Angelo A. Unay

Pasong Tamo Elementary School
Quezon City

 

4th YEAR INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

RANK

REGION

CONTESTANT

COACH

SCHOOL

1st Place

NCR–B

Russelle H. Guadalupe

Ms. Marilyn B. Soriano

Valenzuela City Science High School
Valenzuela City

2nd Place

I

Mark Joseph C. Abang

Mr. Danilo M. Laroya Jr.

BHC Educational Institution, Inc.
City of San Fernando, La Union

3rd Place

VIII

Marcia P. Butastas

Ms. Ana O. Vero

Tabunan National High School
Almeria, Biliran

 

4th YEAR TEAM COMPETITION

RANK

REGION

CONTESTANT

COACH

SCHOOL

1st Place

NCR–B

Sean Timothy A. Cheng
Carl Lester H. Tan

Ms. Josephine L. Sy Tan

Grace Christian College
Quezon City

2nd Place

NCR-A

Brandon L. Chan
Julius Christopher L. Doolittle

Mr. Dalmacio D. Dayta

Philippine Cultural College – Caloocan
Caloocan City

3rd Place

IV-B

Dave D. Didal
Jude Matthew D. Bernal

Mr. Nimrod I. Naranjo

Potter’s Place School
El Nido, Palawan