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:
|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 BaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â±os||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.