Seven students of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) will participate in the online national finals of the 23rd Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) set on March 19 to 20.
“The PSHS System hopes and pray for the best to come your way in the 23rd Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) National Finals,” the Department of Science and Technology– Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHS System) said in a Facebook post.
The national qualifiers in the PMO come from PSHS-Main Campus, PSHS-Central Mindanao Campus, and PSHS-Bicol Region Campus.
Included in the list of PSHS national finalists are Jose Lorenzo Abad (PSHS-Main Campus), Dominic Lawrence Bermudez (PSHS-Main Campus), Mohamad Nur Casib (PSHS-Central Mindanao Campus), Raphael Dylan Dalida (PSHS-Main Campus), Enrico Rolando Martinez (PSHS-Main Campus), Wesley Gavin Palomar (PSHS-Main Campus), and Adrian Richard Salazar (PSHS-Bicol Region Campus).
“Since the competition is online, contestants need to set up the technical tools needed to participate in the PMO from their respective homes in compliance to basic technical requirements published in https://pmo.ph/contest-guidelines/,” the PSHS said in a statement.
Citing the PMO guidelines, the PSHS said each of the two contest days will be in the morning.
Based on the guidelines, the national finalists will be given a copy of the four problems at the start of each contest day and they will write their solutions to each problem, scan these and submit to the proctor online, it said.
“Contestants should aim to write solutions which are coherent and organized. Their work will be evaluated and graded by judges. Partial points may be given as the judges see fit.”
PSHS noted that compared to previous years, the mechanics of the 23rd PMO are different. This year, there are two stages, both held online, it said.
“Unlike previous years, this year’s edition has no area stage from which around 20 national finalists are selected. Instead, for the 23rd PMO, around 30 national finalists are identified based on their scores in the Qualifying Stage.”
The PMO is a project of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines and the DOST’s Science Education Institute.