Six high school students have been chosen to represent the Philippines in the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which will be held in Chiba, Japan on July 2-13 this year.
It was announced on May 21 that the Philippine team to the 64th IMO will be composed of Filbert Ephraim Wu of Victory Christian International School, Raphael Dylan Dalida of the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus, Alvann Walter Paredes Dy of Saint Jude Catholic School, Mohammad Nur Casib of of the Philippine Science High School-Central Mindanao Campus in Lanao del Norte, Rickson Caleb Tan of the MGC New Life Christian Academy, and Jerome Austin Te of Jubilee Christian Academy.
(From left) Hazel Joy Shi, Raphael Dylan Dalida, Mohammad Nur Casib, Filbert Ephraim Wu, Rickson Caleb Tan, Jerome Austin Te and Alvann Walter Paredes Dy (Screenshot from Go for Gold: Philippine IMO Team video)
The 64th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) will be held in Chiba, Japan on July 2-13 (Photos from 64th IMO website, Instagram)
In the 63rd IMO in Oslo, Norway last year, the Philippines won two bronze medals and four honorable mentions to rank 55th among 104 participating countries.
Casib and Dalida won a bronze medal each while the honorable mentions were garnered by Wu, Tan, Sarji Elijah Bona of the De La Salle University Senior High School and Enrico Rolando Martinez of Philippine Science High School-Main Campus.
Dalida has so far won a silver and two bronze medals at the IMO. Te and Paredes Dy are first timers at the IMO.
The students had earlier participated in the 25th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO), a project of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines and the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute.
According to Hazel Joy Shi, the Philippine contestants were chosen based on the 2023 Mathematical Olympiad Summer Camp, scores of the students in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, and two team selection tests.