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Sep 16, 2004

The Philippine Teams under the leadership of Mathematics Trainers’ Guild, Philppine soared high again by harvesting two (2) gold medals, seven (7) silver medals and thriteen (13) bronze medals in the recent concluded 2nd India Elementary Mathematics Internatioal Contest (IEMIC 2004) held at the Lucknow, India on September 7-11, 2004. The said contest hosted by the City Montessori School (CMS), RDSO branch, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh of India considered the world’s largest school as per Year 2002 Guinness Book of World Records.

There are 144 participants composed of 36 teams coming from 10 countries like the Bulgaria, Indonesia, Iran, Taiwan, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Vienam, and the host country India.

In the Individual Contest Event only one-third of the participants received recognitions. 2 participants from the Philippines, Paul Julian Hao a student of Chiang Kai Shek College and Rafael Perea of Camarin Elementary School - Kalookan got the GOLD MEDALS and another seven (7) of our participants Ervin Fredrick Dy of St. Stephen’s High School, Alister Lusuan of Xavier School, Carmela Lao of St. Jude Catholic School, Vance Mikhail Uy of St. Jude Catholic School, Jillian Kristel Sy of St. Stephen’s High School, Marko Florentino Monsalud of Maquiling School-Los Ba?os Laguna, Victorio Vicher of San Antonio Elementary School-Quezon City bagged the SILVER MEDALS.

While, thirteen (13) of our delegates got the BRONZE MEDALS they are Patrick Adrian Ong of St. Jude Catholic School, Angeline Baniqued of St. Paul College of Pasig, Eldridge Myles Lee Tan of St. Jude Catholic School, Raymond Joseph Alibutud of St. Benedict College, Charles Lim of Xavier School, Mark Lendl Payabyab of Morning Star Montessori-Tarlac City, Jessica Gamboa of St. John’s Institute-Bacolod City, Ram Vincent Tomaneng of St. Benedict College, Rigel Stewart Espiritu of San Beda College-Alabang, Jomo-Vitto Simbul of De La Salle Zobel, Sherry Kate Lastimosa of Gen. Santos SPED Integrated School, Darwin Ivan Carrasco of Pamplona Elementary School-Las Pi?as, and Kevin Yambao of Pateros Elementary School. Other members of the Philippine delegations are Ryan Yu of St. Stephen’s High School, GeneAngelo Ferrer of Ateneo de Manila Grade School, Gabriel Guerrero of Southridge School, Pierre Herbert Balite and Portia Heidi Balite both students of St. Benedict College and Elaine Lu of Grace Christian High School.

In the overall performance, Vietnam was declared as the Grand Champion while the Philippines was awarded as the 1st runner-up and Taiwan was the 2nd runner-up.

Mr. JAGDISH GANDHI Founder-Manager of City Montessori Schools in Luknow, India made the contest possible through the collaborative effort of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports in India and Ministry of Home Affairs. In the spirit of camaraderie, they have included variety of cultural presentations and a sight seeing tour to different beautiful spots in India like the world renowned Taj Mahal. They also made a courtesy call to the Philippine Embassy in New Delhi, India.

The IEMIC 2004 competition headed by Team Leaders Mr. Anthony Ang, Mrs. Rechilda Villame, Mrs. Eugenia Guerra, and some supportive parents. The MTG Kids who represented the Philippines are trained in the MTG program by renowned MTG trainers and former MTG trainees like Michael Chong, Augustine John Go, Carlo Brian Angelo Nerecena, Diana Joyce Tee, Nikki Uy and MTG President Dr. Simon L. Chua.

The success of the competition was also made possible through the collaborative effort and supportive MTG Training Centers like the DEECO Technological Institute, Chiang Kai Shek College and Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

It is high time that we take pride in our achievements in Math and can be proud of our Philippine Teams. In preparation for the coming 10th year Anniversary of the Matheamtics Trainers' Guild, Philippines, next year's Elementary Mathematics International Contest will be hosted by our coutry, the Philippines and the contest will name it as“ PEMIC 2005”.

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