MANILA - Fourteen Filipino students bagged five gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in the 5th International Tournament Mathematics Without Borders held from June 30 to July 2 in Nessebar, Bulgaria.
Harry Gerard Perez (Grade 2, De La Salle Lipa Integrated School), Alexander Peter Benedict Lomibao (Grade 3, Ateneo de Manila Grade School), Hans Dominic Gamboa (Grade 6, MGC New Life Christian Academy), Wesley Gavin Palomar (Grade 8, Philippine Science High School–Main Campus) and Bikram Chohan Singh (Grade 12, Notre Dame of Greater Manila) won gold medals in the individual category.
Erin Nicole Blanche (Grade 8, Philippine Science High School –Main Campus) and Angelo Vince Perez (Grade 9, De La Salle Lipa Integrated School) bagged silver medals while Ellison Matthew Ang (Grade 4, St. Jude Catholic School), Justine Aaron Co (Grade 4, St. Jude Catholic School), Kate Dominique Siaco (Grade 4, St. Jude Catholic School), Kyle Aidan Chua (Grade 6, MGC New Life Christian Academy), Isabela Gabrielle Lomibao (Grade 8, Philippine Science High School–Main Campus), Arthur Caleb Lim Co (Grade 8, Philippine Science High School–Central Luzon Campus) and Alison Chloe Lim Tan (Grade 11, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School) snatched bronze medals.
Alexander Peter Benedict Lomibao, who also received the “Math Star of the Tournament” plaque, admitted that the questions were challenging.
“I found the questions challenging and some are difficult. But I know I studied hard and God was there to guide me,” Lomibao said.
The Philippines also won in the team contest, placing second behind Bulgaria.
Tournament Cups, awarded to the three most successful students from each age group and country, were conferred on Harry Gerard Perez, Alexander Peter Benedict Lomibao and Hans Dominic Gamboa.
The Philippine team was led by team leader Rechilda Villame, president of the Asian MathSci League, and deputy team leader Dennis Dimaala.
Around 1,000 students from 15 countries (Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the Philippines) participated in this year’s tournament.