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Pinoy math wizards win at the 2015 Math Olympiad in Thailand

The Philippine Team for the Math Olympiad, during the latter’s courtesy call on the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok following their victory at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. DFA

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine team to the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held from July 4 to 16 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, won two silver and two bronze medals, and also received one honorable mention at the most prestigious world math competition for high school students.

Clyde Wesley S. Ang (Chiang Kai Shek College) and Adrian Reginald C. Sy (St. Jude Catholic School) won silver medals.

Bronze medals went to Farrell Eldrian S. Wu (MGC New Life Christian Academy) and Albert John L. Patupat (Holy Rosary College) while Kyle Patrick F. Dulay (Philippine Science High School - Main) received an honorable mention.

Raymond Joseph C. Fadri (Makati Science High School) completed the six-man team.

According to team leader Dr. Jose Ernie Lope of the University of the Philippines Diliman, the team placed 36th out of 104 competing countries, bringing the Philippines closer to Asian powerhouses Hong Kong (28th) and Indonesia (29th), and beating the usually strong countries of Belarus (39th) and the Netherlands (43rd). Dr. Lope said this is the best finish for the Philippines since it first participated in the annual event in 1989.

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