17 Young Statistics Whizzes Vie for 19th PSQ Top Plum

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The 17 national finalists, who will vie for this year's Philippine Statistic's Quiz (PSQ) National Finals, have already been determined after the regional championship simultaneously held last November 23, 2010 nationwide.

Competing in this year's National Finals which will be held on December 8, 2010 at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas are as follows:

CAR Gabrielle Paul S. Pascual Saint Louis University Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science
NCR Zheng Rong S. Wu Ateneo De Manila University BS Applied Math
I Lou Benedict C. Valle Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University - La Union Campus BS Electrical Engineering
II Aprilene D. Razalan Nueva Vizcaya State University BS Mathematics
III Edmar L. Songsong University of the Assumption BS Civil Engineering
IV-A Angelica P. Masalunga Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation BS Accountancy
IV-B Thessa Mae E. Pena Divine Word College of San Jose BS Accountancy
V Loen May F. Gonzales Ateneo De Naga University AB Journalism
VI Agnes U. Casiano University of Saint La Salle BS Chemical Engineering
VII Rieland J. Cuevas University of San Carlos BS Accountancy
VIII Clar Don L. Evangelio Visayas State University BS Civil Engineering
IX Mark Gil G. Abne Western Mindanao State University - Ipil External Studies Unit BS Elementary Education
X Clint Drexel M. Ongue Mindanao State University - IIT Iligan City BS Physics
XI Alex John D. Abando III Ateneo de Davao BS Chemical Engineering
XII Fernnie M. Magalona Mindanao State University - Gen. Santos City BS Civil Engineering
ARMM Datu Hamad M. Abas Mindanao State University - Maguindanao BS Computer Science
CARAGA Airene M. Concha Philippine Normal University - Agusan Campus General Education

The PSQ aims to appraise the competency and skills of college freshmen in statistics as acquired from high school. The National Statistics Office and the Philippine Statistical Association organized this noble undertaking in 1992 to advocate public awareness and appreciation of statistics. The Commission on Higher Education began endorsing this national competition since 1994.

Contestants and their respective coaches outside National Capital Region shall be provided with roundtrip fares. Accommodation and allowance of all regional champions and coaches will also be provided by the PSQ organizers.

Furthermore, the national finalist will be awarded with a PSQ medal and a certificate of recognition. Their respective coaches, the college or university where the regional champions are presently enrolled and the high school where they graduated from will all be given certificates of recognition. These are in addition to cash prizes, trophies and several gift items from various sponsors and donors at stake for the top five winners in the PSQ national finals.

Last year, Ateneo de Zamboanga University's Abdel Azis A. Alfad of Region IX topped the 18th PSQ National Finals held at the Social Security Sytem Auditorium. Alfad received a cash prize of P25,000.00 and was awarded a specially designed trophy, among others. His coach, Abner C. Angeles was also conferred with a certificate of recognition and cash reward of P12, 500.00.