UA&P leads 6 winning Philippine schools in Asian English Olympics

Philippine UA&P Asian English Olympics
Student teams from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), three Philippine Science High School campuses, the University of the Philippines, and the University of San Agustin were named winners in this year’s online edition of the Asian English Olympics hosted by Indonesia. School logos.

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) emerged as the overall grand champion of the 2022 Asian English Olympics (AEO), leading this year’s Philippine winners including student teams from the University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippine Science High School Main Campus, Philippine Science High School Western Visayas Campus, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus, and the University of San Agustin.

The Filipino teams from various schools were adjudged winners in the competition virtually hosted by the Bina Nusantara English Club (BNEC) of Binus University in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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UA&P student Joseayn “Chill” Dennies Paloma Albasin was declared the champion of the tilt’s Storytelling Category, surpassing participants across Asia in the competition rounds which involved rehearsed and improvisational storytelling.

The university’s students Chris Paculaba, Scott Tiamson, and Keith Mirandilla were also champions in their respective categories. UA&P also bagged the Institutional Award at the event.

The University of San Agustin won Best Prepared Speech, Philippine Science High School – Western Visayas Campus A was declared Radio Drama Champion, and the University of Asia and the Pacific won the Storytelling Category.

The University of the Philippines Diliman was named Newscasting Champion and Best Live Report, and the University of Asia and the Pacific was Debate Champion.

Students from the Philippines competed amongst fellow students from participating countries in the online edition of the continental tilt held from February 20 to 27, 2022.

Filipino students competed in seven divisions including the Debate, Newscasting, Speech, Spelling Bee, Storytelling, Radio drama, and Short Story Writing categories.

The Asian English Olympics (AEO) is one of the biggest and most anticipated annual English competitions in Asia for high school and university students.

The UA&P champions. Screengrabs from AEO on YouTube.

The following are the Philippine winners in the 2022 Asian English Olympics:

  • Institutional Award Category
    University of Asia and the Pacific
  • Speech Category
  • Main Achievement: Champion
    Chris Paculaba
    University of Asia and the Pacific
  • 1st Runner-Up
    Jyan Lagare Rubillar
    Philippine Science High School – Southern Mindanao Campus
  • Best Prepared Speech
    Dominique Arcenas
    University of San Agustin

Radio drama Category

  • Champion
    Ma. Andrea Leonessa, Jeff Emmanuel, Leanne Clarisse Losañes, Ellen Faye Ann Yabut, Rawyen Fredcis Galeno
    Philippine Science High School – Western Visayas Campus A
  • 1st Runner-Up
    Rocio Gatdula, Keren de Sagun, Stephen Dusaban, James Alabin
    University of Asia and the Pacific
  • 2nd Runner-Up
    Joshua Ichiro Añasco, Kasi Guillen, Gabriel Sid Bayate, Sean Dominic Yap, Renz Frederick Bañas
    Philippine Science High School – Western Visayas Campus B

Storytelling Category

  • Champion
    Joseayn Dennies Paloma Albasin
    University of Asia and the Pacific

Newscasting Category

  • Main Achievement: Champion
    Joash Edric S. Malimban
    University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Main Achievement: 2nd Runner-Up
    Samantha Co
    University of Asia and the Pacific
  • Best Live Report
    Joash Edric S. Malimban
    University of the Philippines Diliman

Debate Category

  • Main Achievement: Main Champion
    Scott Tiamson, Keith Mirandilla
    University of Asia and the Pacific
  • Main Achievement: 1st Main Runner-Up
    Neil Dominic P. De Jesus, Jose Raymundo Y. Mayo II
    Philippine SHS B
  • 1st Main Best Speaker
    Jose Raymundo Y. Mayo II
    Philippine SHS B
  • 2nd Main Best Speaker
    David Dylan H. Mencias
    Philippine SHS A
  • Co-3rd Main Best Speaker
    Neil Dominic P. De Jesus
    Philippine SHS B
  • Co-3rd Main Best Speaker
    Hugh Ruzle E. Mejos
    Philippine SHS A
  • 5th Main Best Speaker
    Crissa Mae T. Muyalde
    UP Diliman A
  • Co-6th Main Best Speaker
    Gabrielle G. Pacaño
    UP Diliman C
  • Co-6th Main Best Speaker
    Neackle Ayen M. Mempin
    UP Diliman C
  • 8th Main Best Speaker
    Lance Martell D. Ordas
    UP Diliman B
  • Co-9th Main Best Speaker
    James Stephen H. Balbuena
    UP Diliman A

UA&P’s Project MERS team previously made history by becoming the first Philippine team to be declared Grand Champions in the Asian Business Case Competition (ABCC) in Singapore.

The WONDERPETS all-girl student team of Batangas State University (BatStateU) recently bagged first place with its water pollution reduction solution in the 2022 World Engineering Day Hackathon supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and all the Philippine winners at the 2022 Asian English Olympics (AEO) virtually hosted by the Bina Nusantara English Club (BNEC) of Binus University in Jakarta, Indonesia!

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