06 August 2020
Last year’s national team members at the 31st IOI held on 4-11 August 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan: (L-R) Ron Mikhael Surara from Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus, Dion Stephan Ong from the Ateneo de Manila Senior High School, Dan Alden Baterisna from De La Salle University Senior High School, and Steven Reyes from Saint Jude Catholic School. (Photo courtesy of NOI.PH)
After nabbing a bronze medal in last year’s International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), the organizers behind the country’s participation in the prestigious plum are wasting no time—pandemic and all—to put together the best team to challenge the world in programming.
This, as the National Olympiad in Informatics – Philippines (NOI.PH) Finals kicks-off this August 8 to serve as the selection phase to determine the official representatives for this year’s IOI. The NOI.PH is an annual programming contest for Filipino high school students organized by the group of the same name. The winners who will compose the national team will be announced on August 9.
29 July 2020
The Mathematical Society of the Philippines announced the members of the national team to the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which will be held online for the first time. The team is composed of (from top left to lower right) Immanuel Josiah Balete from St. Stephen's High School, Sarji Elijah Bona from De La Salle University Integrated School Manila / Palawan Hope Christian School, Raphael Dylan Dalida from Philippine Science High School Main Campus, Vincent Dela Cruz from Valenzuela School of Mathematics and Science, Andres Rico Gonzales III from De La Salle University Integrated School Manila, and Bryce Ainsley Sanchez from Grace Christian College.
With the pandemic affecting all sorts of gatherings and travels, the toughest mathematics competition in the world will soldier on via the online route.
The 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), originally slated this July in St. Petersburg, Russia, will push through instead with a first-ever online competition.