/ 21 March 2023

THE SENATE adopted a resolution congratulating the 19 students who bagged gold medals at the World International Mathematical Olympiad.

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, sponsor of the resolution, said the 19 Math-tinik Mathletes swept the gold medals and World Championships in the World International Mathematical Olympiad Finals held last January 7-8, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

“These Mathletes, through their grit and hard work, superbly stood out among gold medalists from 14 countries as they competed in logical thinking, arithmetic or algebra, number theory, geometry and combinatorics,” Villanueva said.

The senator added that the celebration becomes more meaningful as the country implements educational programs and reforms to improve learners’ knowledge and skills critical for the 21st Century.

“I couldn’t help but remember an old adage: ‘Life is a math equation.’ In order to gain the most, you have to know how to convert negatives into positives,” he said.

The senator believes that with these Math-terrific Filipino students, the country can see a bright future for STEM and for education.