Primary Mathematics World Contest
The Filipino Math wizards performed strongly against 144 students from 15 countries. Photo from Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines

Eight Filipino Grade 5 students brought pride to the country after winning 10 individual medals and a team trophy in the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC) held from July 15 to 19 in Hong Kong.

The Filipino Math wizards performed strongly against 144 students from 15 countries which included the United States, Australia, South Korea, China, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The Philippine Team ended the competition with 2 silver and 4 bronze medals in the individual contests and 4 silver medals and a trophy in the group competition.

Here are the 2019 Po Leung Kuk PMWC Filipino Math wizards winners released by the Mathematics Trainers Guild (MTG):

Individual Silver Medalists

  • Jerome Austin Te (Jubilee Christian Academy)
  • Michael Gerard Tongson (Stonyhurst Southville International School-Malarayat)

Individual Bronze Medalists

  • Kody Briones (Emmanuel Christian School)
  • Iris Lexi Ababon (Colegio San Agustin-Makati)
  • Sophie Jill Co (Pace Academy)
  • Sean Jang (Elizabeth Seton School-South)

Team Contest 1st Runner-up (Philippine Team A)

  • Ian Gabriel Hong (Pace Academy)
  • Michael Gerard Tongson (Stonyhurst Southville International School-Malarayat)
  • Jerome Austin Te (Jubilee Christian Academy)
  • Kody Briones (Emmanuel Christian School)

Earlier this year, the MTG also led Filipino mathletes in bagging golds in Vietnam.

SEND congratulations in the comments below for our Filipino mathletes, showing excellence in world math competitions!

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