Pinoy kids win in S’pore programming tilt

Filipino students won medals at the 20th National Olympiad in Informatics held at the National University of Singapore.

Informatics Olympiad 2017
The Philippine team to the 20th Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics [via National Olympiad in Informatics-Philippines]

All 6 members of the Philippine team came home with medals after competing against hundreds of students in the computer programming competition, announced the National Olympiad in Informatics-Philippines website.

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Robin Yu of Xavier School led the team by winning a gold medal and placing 5th in the overall competition, and 3 rd among foreign competitors.

Andrew James Ting from Xavier School won silver.

Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Academy also bagged a silver medal.

The three winning delegates will also be granted a special consideration admission in National University of Singapore as part of their prize for their excellent finish.

Bronze medals were brought home by the following:

  • Franz Louis Cesista, Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus
  • Ron Mikhael C. Surara, Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus
  • Kim Bryann Tuico, Manila Science High School

The Philippine team battled against students from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam in individually solving programming tasks. 

The Filipino students won in the second year the National Olympiad in Informatics, known as the “ultimate international competition in computing,” opened the tilt to foreign competitors.

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