PSA Conducts Simultaneous 25th PSQ Regional Finals; Winners Prepare for National Round

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) congratulates the pool of 17 young statistics whizzes who emerged victors in the 25th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) Regional Championships held simultaneously on 12 November 2019. The PSQ Regional Champions will battle it out to reign supreme in the National Finals to be held on 29 November 2019.

The following are this year’s PSQ National Finalists:


Regional Champion




Justin Philip S. Tuazon

University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Statistics


Sid Piolo Sta. Teresa

University of the Philippines Baguio

BS Computer Science

Region I

Darell Jhon A. Calaro

Mariano Marcos State University

BS Civil Engineering

Region II

Krisha M. Natividad

University of St. Louis Tugeuegarao

BS Electrical Engineering

Region III

Timothy D. Paulino

Don Honorio Ventura State University

BS Civil Engineering


Francis Jay L. Sotto

University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS Statistics


Angelo Kristoff M. Macario

Palawan State University

BS Petroleum Engineering

Region V

Nancy S. Valle

Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

BS Civil Engineering

Region VI

Joseph C. Mag-aso, Jr.

Binalbagan Catholic College, Inc.

BS Accountancy

Region VII

Jethro S. Modequillo

University of the Philippines Cebu

BS Computer Science

Region VIII

Ben Julian M. Merales

University of the Philippines Visayas – Tacloban College

BS Computer Science

Region IX

Deatris Ellyn I. Te

Ateneo de Zamboanga University

BS Electronics and Communications Engineering

Region X

Francis Ann Emmanuel G. Arcamo

Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology

BS Statistics

Region XI

June Richard D. Chagas

University of South-eastern Philippines Tagum – Mabini Campus

BS Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering

Region XII

Jethro Batislaong

Mindanao State University

BS Electronics and Communications Engineering


Grezel Vemb O. Repoylo

Caraga State University

BS Physics


Bai Zam Zam C. Datumanong

STI College Cotabato

BS Computer Engineering

The PSQ, which started in 1992, is spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. The Contest envisions appraising the students’ competency and skills in statistics as acquired from high school curriculum. It also aims to assess the proficiency in statistics of college freshmen and to promote public awareness and appreciation on the significance of the field statistics. Realizing the noble cause of the competition, the Commission on Higher Education began endorsing the PSQ in 1994.

For more information on the 25th PSQ, please contact the PSQ Secretariat at (02) 8938-5269. You may also visit the PSA website at or like us on Facebook at


National Statistician and Civil Registrar General