Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A BS Statistics student of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology bested other 14 provincial winners in the Northern Mindanao Regional Championship of the 25th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) held at New Dawn Hotel, Velez, Cagayan de Oro City last 12 November 2019.
Mr. Francis Ann Emmanuel G. Arcamo recorded a total score of 30 out of 40 points, gaining the top rank in the Regional Championship. He received a cash prize of PhP 15,000 and a PSQ-designed plaque. His coach, Mr. Calixto G. Elnas, Jr. was also given a cash prize of PhP 7,500. The school also received a Certificate of Recognition. Mr. Arcamo would be the region’s representative to the National Finals which shall be held in Metro Manila on 29 November 2019. He will be competing with the other 16 regional champions.
The 25th PSQ Regional Championship winners (from left to right)
Mr. Arjay E. Nambatac (2nd Place – Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan,
Mr. Francis Ann Emmanuel G. Arcamo ( 1st Place – Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology) and
Mr. Lex Nelson M. Carpio (3rd Place – Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan)
Completing the top three regional winners of Region X were Arjay E. Nambatac (2nd Place) and Lex Nelson M. Carpio (3rd Place), both from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and BS Chemical Engineering students. All the three regional winners and their coaches shared the cash pot of more than fifty thousand pesos.
Other provincial winners who joined the contest were Bea M. Cuidad of Bukidnon State University, Lord Gryandel Garcia of Central Mindanao University, Love Linmie L. Lucrida of Mountain View College, Jovie Ann O. Sagocsoc and Nikka Sol Lobido of the Camiguin Polytechnic State College, Lorene Joy B. Bagolbol of Fatima College, Ruben V. Hilaga, Jr. of MSU-Maigo School of Arts and Trades, Johnny P. Donio of MSU-Lanao del Norte Agricultural College, Zc Clark C. Clarete of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines-Panaon Campus, Charlwin Hazel D. Loma and Shane Hope A. Saludsod of Stella Maris College, and Jesse Michael G. Lituañas of USTP Main Campus.
The PSQ is a nationwide search for young statistics whizzes which began in 1992. This activity is being organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization of professional statisticians from government and non-government agencies and the academe. The PSQ is being conducted to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum and to promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics among the students.
(Sgd.) RUBEN D. ABARO, JR., CESE