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  Suarez, Perez, medalists in Intl Mathematics  
  Post by: Catherine Perez | 9/5/2013 8:45:45 AM  

  Vincent Angelo Suarez, grade 6 and Angelo Vince Perez, grade 5, were among the Philippines delegates who reaped silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) held in Singapore on August 2-5, 2013.

Suarez, despite his age, may be considered a veteran in international competitions. His track record shows that he was a bronze medalist in the IMC 2010, silver medalist in 2011 and 2012, and a silver medalist in the International Mathematics and Science Olympiad in 2012; aside from the local competitions where he collected several medals and trophies in group and individual mathematics competitions.

Perez, a newbie in an international contest, proved worthy to be one of the countrys representatives. As another math whiz, he has also gone through several local competitions to meet the requirements before facing international contenders.

According to the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines, this years IMC revived the ranking of the country, placing number one overall after besting the long-time top contender China which ranked second, while Singapore third. Succeeding ranks are as follows: Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, Hong Kong, and India.

The Philippines was represented by 232 delegates and gathered 23 gold medals, 45 silver and 95 bronze.