Philippine Statistics Quiz

CAR Reclaims Championship Title in the 24th PSQ National Finals

Bert Joseph F. Prestoza from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) emerged as victor of the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) National Finals which was held at GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on December 8, 2015. Through Bert’s win, CAR was able to reclaim the championship title which it last held in 2010. This year’s success also marks the fourth time the region has won the finals.

All Set for the 24th PSQ National Finals

After a series of eliminations, seventeen young hopefuls from various colleges and universities all over the country will finally meet to compete for the Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) National Finals. The event will be held at the GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP-Diliman, Quezon City on December 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m. This is the 24th season of the PSQ since it was organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) in 1992.

24th PSQ Regional Finals Winners Gear Up for National Round

The Regional Finals for the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) was held simultaneously on November 10, 2015. The contest, conducted annually by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI), aims to assess the proficiency in statistics of college freshmen and to promote public awareness and appreciation on the significance of the field statistics.

PSA looks for young brainpowers on Statistics as 24th PSQ commences

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in partnership with the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) announced the conduct of the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ), and encouraged all Filipino first time freshmen students currently enrolled during the second semester of the school year 2015-2016 in colleges and universities all over the country to join the contest.

According to National Statistician and PSQ National Steering Committee Chair Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, this year’s regional championship is going to be held all over the country on November 10, 2015. All regional winners shall have the opportunity to compete in the National Finals on December 8, 2015.

The annual PSQ primarily aims to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum. It likewise hopes to promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics among the students. It also seeks to generate public awareness on the importance of statistics in all development-planning activities and win overall support for all government statistical activities. The PSQ was launched in 1992 by the former National Statistics Office (NSO) and the PSAI.

Each of the top five winners in the PSQ national finals shall receive a trophy and cash prize while all of the national finalists shall be given a medal and a Certificate of Recognition. Their coaches shall likewise be awarded with Certificates of Recognition. The college or university where the regional champions are enrolled, as well as the high school where they graduated, shall all be given Certificates of Recognition.

Interested students and coaches may register with the PSQ Regional Steering Committee through the Regional Statistical Services Office of the PSA for the regional championship. Other information can be obtained from the PSQ Secretariat at telephone number 462-6600 loc 827 or via email at PSQ-Secretariat@psa.gov.ph.

Please like the PSQ Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineStatisticsQuiz or visit the PSQ website at : http://www.psa.gov.ph/events/psq for more updates.

Zamboanga Peninsula Tops Them All at the 23rd PSQ National Finals

A BS Accountancy freshman from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University placed first in the 23rd

Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) held at the Toyota Asian Center Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City on December 9, 2014. This is the 3rd time that Zamboanga Peninsula bagged the coveted PSQ national finals trophy.

The seventeen-year-old Andre Gilmore Arpa garnered 28 points for rounds 1 to 3 to inch his way to overall lead among the 15 national finalists.

Being the 23rd PSQ National Champion, Arpa was awarded a cash prize of PhP30,000, a PSQ medal, and a specially designed trophy, among others. His coach, Ms Daisy M. Quisel, was also given special recognition and PhP15,000 cash reward.

The first and second places with total scores of 28 and 27, respectively, were easily won but the third place was a toss among the three finalists from Hussein Zuorba (Central Visayas), Mark Caesar Rosales (Eastern Visayas), and Raphael Christian Sanchez (Northern Mindanao), who all garnered 26 points. But on the basis of their scores in the first round, Zuorba and Sanchez both garnered 9 points while Rosales got 8 points, Rosales settled for the fifth place. Luckily, Rosales and his coach made it to the national finals just in the nick of time. Finally, the tie was between Zuorba and Sanchez. After three questions, Zuorba emerged 3rd place and Sanchez, fourth place.

Dr. Romulo A. Virola, former NSCB Secretary-General and Chairperson of the Board of Judges made the announcement of the national winners. Other members of this year's Board of Judges were former NSO Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta, Commissioner Nieves Osorio of the Civil Service Commission, and former BAS Director and current PSA Interim Deputy National Statistician Romeo Recide.

National Statistician Lisa Grace S. Bersales, together with Philippine Statistical Association President Jose Ramon G. Albert, awarded the top five national winners and their coaches with their respective cash prizes and other goodies.

The other regional champions who qualified for the national finals were Jomar B. Calauod (NCR), John Christian R. Tolentino (CAR), Charlie Joy D. Palalay (Ilocos), Adrian T. Callangan (Cagayan Valley), Xyrus D. Collado (Central Luzon), Raymond John P. Diaz, (CALABARZON), Daniel S. Gidayawan (Western Visayas), Annie Marrise P. Insong (Davao), Lowie M. Gonzales (Caraga), and Jasmin S. Esmael (ARMM). Due to tropical storm Hagupit, Roel M. Rey (MIMAROPA) and Julius John T. Dayawon (Bicol) were not able to make it to the national finals.

This year's contest is a collaborative effort of sponsors and partners from the government and the private sector. Sponsors from the government are Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Social Security System, Department of Science and Technology, and Philippine Statistical Research Institute, and the Correspondence Office of the Office of the President.

Major partners from the private sector are Unisys Philippines, APO Production Unit, Inc, Vibal Group, Teleserv, SM Retail, JACALA, Philippine Statistics Employees Multipurpose Cooperative, and Census Provident Fund, Inc., plus unrelenting support from Ms. Anna Sy Census Planning and Operations Division Chief Minette Eloisa P. Esquivias served as the Quiz Master for the 2014 PSQ National Finals while Administrative Services Division OIC Mr. Joseph Cajeta was the Master of Ceremonies.

The PSQ aims to assess the competency and skills of college freshmen in statistics as acquired from high school. This has been a yearly undertaking since 1992 to promote public awareness and appreciation of statistics. This year's PSQ was the first time it became under the helm of the Philippine Statistics Authority.

 

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