This is a press release from the Mathematics Guild Trainers-Philippines.
The Philippines emerged as the most bemedaled country at a recent international math contest in Singapore.
Filipino students bagged 208 medals and 120 merit awards to top the 12th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) held from July 29 to August 1 in Singapore.
They won 26 gold, 50 silver, and 132 bronze medals to edge out contestants from 12 other countries and territories.
In addition, for the first time, the country produced two champions in two grade levels in the competition, according to team leaders Dr Isidro Aguilar and Dr. Eduardo dela Cruz, officers of the Mathematics Trainers Guild (MTG)-Philippines.
They are gold medalists Julian Raymund Yu of British School Manila who emerged as No. 1 among all Grade 9 level contestants and Jarrett Ian Lim of the Philippine Academy of Sakya who topped Grade 10.
The Philippines was followed in the medal tally by China with 196 (25 gold, 57 silver and 114 bronze medals); Singapore, 123; Vietnam, 82; and Taiwan 71. Other participants are from South Korea, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Laos, and Hong Kong.