AJHS’ Bernardo, Carlos and Dela Cruz each win bronze for PH at IMC

August 22, 2016
Paul Daza; Image composite by Leigh Bagtas of UCPRO

Ateneo de Manila Junior High School students Jimbo Bernardo of (La Storta) 7-Bobola, Brian Dominic dela Cruz of (La Storta) 8-De Brito and CJ Carlos of (Pamplona) 10-Mayer each won a bronze medal at the 12th International Mathematics Competition (IMC) that was held in Singapore from July 29 to August 1, 2016. Their bronze medals were three of the 208 medals harvested by Team Philippines, which emerged as the most bemedalled country at the competition. Following the Philippines’ 208 medals was China with 196 medals and Singapore with 123 medals.

IMC bronze medalist Brian Dominic dela Cruz    IMC bronze medalist Jimbo Bernardo

IMC bronze medalist CJ Carlos
As reported by the Mathematics Guild Trainers-Philippines, the Filipino math wizards won 208 medals and 120 merit awards at the IMC. Of the 208 medals, 26 were gold medals, 50 were silver medals, and 132 were bronze medals. Aside from the Philippines, the other countries that competed in the IMC were China, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Laos and Hong Kong.

In addition to Jimbo, Brian and CJ, two other Ateneans won medals for the Philippines at the 2016 IMC:  senior high school student Ralph Macarasig of 11-Owen also won a bronze medal while grade school student Jeremie Keon Torralba of 6-Intramuros won a silver medal.  

(L-R) Brian dela Cruz, Ralph Macarasig, Keon Torralba, Jimbo Bernardo, CJ Carlos