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CLSU outshine 23 SUCs in PSC Math-Sci Quiz
AZDaquioag | 2009-22-12 02:12:27 PM

The CLSU delegates outshone rival teams from 23 State Universities and Colleges as they bagged the championship crowns in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics to the 2009 Philippine Science Math-Science Quiz held last December 3, 2009 at Bataan Peninsula State University, City of Balanga, Bataan.

Rohit C. Tilwani and Eden B. Jagolina, both BSChemistry students broke the tie for first place in the Chemistry quiz against rival Batangas State University team. Third year BS Accountancy student Mark Anthony V. Tangonan and junior BSChemistry student Brilliant King R. Vergara scored a six-point lead over closest rival team BatSU in the Mathematics category.

Meanwhile, the combined effort of Shanna Marie M. Alonzo and Gerardo V. Ilagan, both sophomore BSChemistry students, reigned in the Physics quiz with a three-point advantage against the team from Bulacan Agricultural State College. Adrian Gapay and Christopher Mones, BSBiology students, however, were not successful in their quest for the Biology crown. The coaches of the various CLSU teams were Ms. Melissa Agustin (Chemistry), Mr. Edwin D. Ibañez and Mr. Melanio G. Romano, Jr. (Mathematics); Mr. Richard P. Tagle and Ms. Jade Farrah Dianne T. Mendoza (Physics); and Mr. Arman Parayao (Biology). The CLSU delegation was headed by Mrs. Amelia Z. Daquioag, CLSU PSC Coordinator. The Philippine Science Consortium (PSC) which began as an educational support unit in 1982, has 31 member institutions from Regions I-IV. In his opening remarks, Dr. Delfi n O. Magpantay, BPSU President and Vice-Chairman of PSC, said that the consortium has consciously worked for the improvement of math and science education in the country. “This annual event gives our students a chance to meet their counterparts from other schools”, Magpantay said.

Dr. Feliciano S. Rosete, RMTU President and PSC Chair, said , “We want to produce global-prize winners in our country through a strong program in science and mathematics.” Senator Manuel B. Villar, Jr., guest speaker, awarded each of the champion teams with P10,000 cash prize. They were also given medals and certificates, medals, certificates, and the “Ako ay world class” t-shirt from Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia III during the awarding and turn over ceremonies held at Bulwagan ng Bayan II, Balanga City on December 4. The incoming chair of the consortium is Dr. Enrique G. Baking, President of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University.

Source: CLSU Newsletter Christmas Issue 2009

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