22nd PSQ regional finals held

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another pool of 16 young statistics whizzes emerged in the 22nd Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) regional championships held simultaneously last November 14. Their journey continues as they compete in the National Finals slated on December 5, 2013 at the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) in Quezon City. Due to the massive destruction caused by super typhoon Yolanda, Region VIII was not able to conduct its regional championship.

Competing in this year’s PSQ National Finals are the following:

Regional Champion School Course
NCR JANNA NISSI S. PAYBA Ateneo de Manila University BS Applied Mathematics
CAR JONAS L. DEPAYNOS University of the Cordilleras BS Secondary Education
I LESTER P. ACOBA Mariano Marcos State University BS Accountancy
II ARLENE L. AGGABAO Cagayan State University BS Electronics and Comm Eng'g
III JUSTINE ALLEN C. ARCIGA Holy Angel University BS Electronics and Comm Eng'g
IV-A JOSE RAMON G. SARAY University of the Philippines - Los Baños BS Electrical Engineering
IV-B DIANNA LOIS D. TUGAS Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology BS Agricultural Engineering
V CARLOS A. MENDOZA, JR. Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology BS Mechanical Engineering
VI JOHN ELMER P. LORETIZO Central Philippine University BS Software Engineering
VII ARMEL JAY P. MERCADO University of San Carlos BS Chemical Engineering
VIII No regional championship was held.
IX RICHELLE JOANNE T. DUHIG Western Mindanao State University BS Accountancy
X SIDDIYKH G. GOLING Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan BS Electronics and Comm Eng'g
XI LORRAINE B. ESTOR Ateneo de Davao University BS Environmental Science
XII JOSHUA MARVIN A. NOVAL Mindanao State University - General Santos City BS Civil Engineering
Caraga MARK IAN N. ARLAN Surigao State College of Technology BS Civil Engineering
ARMM TRAODIO ACUEMO II Mindanao State University - Marawi City BS Chemical Engineering

Together with their coaches, these young hopefuls will be provided with free accommodation and allowance including a roundtrip fare for outside National Capital Region contestants. At stake for the top five placers in the 22nd PSQ National Finals are specially designed trophies and cash prizes. Coaches of the winners shall likewise take home an amount equivalent to half of their student’s cash prize.

The PSQ is an annual competition which 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, Inc. organized this noble undertaking in 1992 with the advocacy of drumming up public awareness and appreciation of statistics. The CHEd began endorsing this competition in 1994.