Monday, November 30, 2009

RP is over-all champion in PIMC 2009

For several years and in many attempts, the title, “over-all champion” had been very elusive for the Philippines. It was only in the Philippine International Mathematics Competitions (PIMC) 2009 held last November 28-December 2, 2009 at Iloilo City where the Philippines managed to grasp the title for the first time.

The international event, organized by the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG), Philippines, is endorsement and support by the Department of Education and Department of Science and Technology.

Twenty one countries/territories namely: Bulgaria, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand sent 96 teams to participate in the 2009 Philippine Elementary Mathematics International Competition (PEMIC) and 2009 Asia Inter-cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (AITMO).

The Philippines fielded 10 teams each for PEMIC and AITMO. Using the effective strategy in grouping the RP’s best math wizards, the Philippines ended up champion in the individual and team contests which made it emerge as the over-all champion for garnering a 100 medals consisting of 24 gold, 32 silver and 44 bronze medals.

Team Philippines B was hailed as Over-all Champion for PEMIC. Taiwan Team A was awarded Over-all First Runner up while Thailand Team D won second runner up. In AITMO, Over-all Champion and second runner up went to Team Philippines while Thailand Team C got the first runner-up.

South Korea will host next year’s international math contest.

For more information about the event, contact MTG at (062) 992-3045, (63917) 3246302, email or visit the event website at


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