Pitogo High School from Makati, secured their three-peat Best Team win at the 2019 Tagisang Robotics 2.0 organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
Pitogo High School once again dominated the playing field with its do-it-all robot to secure the best win-draw-loss record among 16 schools at the end of eliminations and was crowned the Best Team in the recently concluded 2019 Tagisang Robotics: Design, Build and Play Competition. Their coach Florante M. Ferrer was awarded “Best Team Coach”.
Pitogo High School ruled the Tagisang Robotics 2.0 as it returned after a 5-year hiatus and held the nationwide school contest from November 19 to 20 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
Pitogo High School debuted strongly on the Tagisang Robotics in 2013, winning both the Best Team and Best Rookie Team. The Makati City school then repeated their Best Team win in 2014, the last time the competition was held before it returned this year.
The three-peat champion school proved to the other school teams that they were still the team to beat in the returning robotics competition that had students play Pinoy-style basketball with their robots shooting sepak takraw balls into goals.
The Pitogo High School Thunderbots championship team is composed of students Luke Alexander Pons, Nathaniel Macato, Jamella Marisse Ragasa, and Althea Maratas. As Best Team, they bagged the Php100,000 cash prize and a trophy.
In the final round, the duo of Malabon National High School (MNHS) and Caloocan National Science High School (CNSHS) emerged victors and won the award for Best Alliance.
Winners of the Best Alliance Award brought home Php150,000. The winning team from Caloocan NSHS is composed of Lance Chrysler de Jesus, Andrei Rouiz Pascual, Danna Mae Ermino, and Louise Gwen Pascual. The Malabon NHS students are John Adrian Cruz, Ana Jireh Mabulac, Lee Ann Domingo, and Wendell Cabuello.
Tagisang Robotics brought together the country’s best tech-friendly schools with their most promising students and budding future robotics engineers who tried their best to outdo each other on the “basketball” competition that’s originally designed by top robotics experts in the country.
The DOST-SEI competition seeks to enable the participants to harness their skills by learning and cooperating with others, despite being in a highly competitive environment. It seeks to encourage students to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for challenges posed before them and allowed them to execute these ideas into action.
Philippine robotics teams have made the country proud in international competitions, among them, the Dr. Yanga Colleges robotics teams who won gold in the World Robot Olympiad in Hungary, the WRO in Denmark, and the at the FIRST LEGO League Open.
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