Pinoy mathletes bag 23 golds in Mathematica India

The Philippines’ team of young student-mathematicians emerged as overall champions at the 7th International Young Mathematicians’ Convention (IYMC) which wrapped up in December at City Montessori School in Lucknow, India.

IYMC Philippine Team
IYMC Philippine Team [via MTG Philippines]

The 21 young Filipino mathletes in the senior and junior division brought home a total of 23 gold, 6 silvers, and 3 bronze medals, according to Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG).

Philippine Team A Seniors was declared the overall champion.

Philippine Team B Juniors was first runner-up.

In the senior division, Philippine team A was declared champion in the relay contest and first-runner up in the math quiz while Philippine team D was champion in the math quiz and second runner in the relay contest. Philippine team B ended the contest as 2nd runner-up and 1st runner up in the math quiz and relay contest respectively. In the junior division, Philippine team C was declared first runner up in the math quiz.

The country’s medalists are:


Al Patrick Castro – Makati Science High School

Maria Monica Manlises – St. Stephen's High School

Madelyn Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main

Margaret Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main

Andres Rico Gonzales III – Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Eion Nikolai Chua – International School Manila

Sted Micah Cheng – Hope Christian High School

Alfonso Miguel Abella – Grace Christian College

Kirk Patrick Bamba – Mataas na Paaralang Neptali Gonzales

Miko Johnson Co – St. Stephen's High School

Terence Brian Tsai – Chiang Kai Shek College

Xavier Jefferson Ray Go – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School

Jarrett Ian Lim – Philippine Academy of Sakya

Hans Markson Tan – St. Stephen's High School

Grant Aaron King – Grace Christian College

Gerrick Spencer Limsiy – Grace Christian College

Rafael Jose Santiago – Philippine Science High School-Main


Paul Elvin Sim – Jubilee Christian Academy

Phil Eldrige Sim – Jubilee Christian Academy

Li Xuanye – Xavier School


Christine Joy Okubo – Philippine Science High School-Main MTG team leaders Myrna Agtarap, Manuel Kotah, James Kelvin Martin and Renard Eric Chua accompanied the students to the international math contest.

IYMC is an International Event organized by City Montessori School GomtiNagar every alternate year since2002 to give mathematical expression to the youth.

This year’s IYMC was participated in by the following countries, Bangladesh, Brazil  Bhutan, Indonesia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Vietnam.

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