Saturday, September 27, 2014


Manila, Philippines – Bestsellers like Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood” have long inspired film, tv and theater adaptations worldwide – but dance? Touted as a “rising star” by Britains’ national daily, the Independent, British choreographer James Cousins dared to.
For promotion purpose only. Photo by Benedict Johnson
British Council, PETA Theater Center and the Cultural Center of the Philippines are delighted to present the Asian premiere of British choreographer James Cousins’ contemporary dance works: the highly-acclaimed There We Have Been and its sequel Without Stars.  Shows are on Thursday, October 9 (8pm) and Friday, October 10 (3pm and 8pm) at the PETA Theater Center. The twin-bill production will next tour Malaysia and Vietnam this year.

There We Have Been focuses on the first half of Murakami’s novel, wherein two dancers enact the development of relationships between the novel’s protagonist and his late best friend's girlfriend. This duet sees English performers Aaron Vickers and Lisa Welham intensely folding, wrapping and balancing, with the female character never once touching the floor.

Without Stars tells the other half of the story. Framed from the male protagonists’ point of view, the piece for three dancers tells the story of a man on the brink of losing the life of his love.  The dance piece features international contemporary dancers Albert Garcia (Spain), Chihiro Kawasaki (Japan) and Georges Hann (UK).

James Cousins trained at the London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), graduating in 2010 with a first class honors degree. As a performer, major highlights of his career are dancing for the international tour and film adaptation of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and performing for the 2012 film Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. 

As a choreographer, Cousins has created numerous works that have been performed throughout London and abroad to great acclaim. In August 2011, he became the first winner of the inaugural Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographer Award. There We Have Been was the resulting showcase piece from the said award.

Cousins’ twin bill production is a proof of arts’ capacity to inspire more art, bridging cultures through creativity and talent.

Tickets are Php 450.00. For tickets contact Ticket World at 891-999 or or contact the PETA Theater Center at 725 - 6244, 0915-4933728 or email

About the PETA Theater Center

The PETA Theater Center is owned and managed by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). PETA continues to be a trailblazer; developing original Filipino productions and educating its audiences through meaningful and timely creative collaborations.

Follow the PETA Theater Center on social media:
Twitter: @petatheatercenter

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover, which last year was £781m. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Filipino defense takes the spotlight as Gilas Pilipinas battles Asia’s best in Incheon

Press release material

#LabanKungLaban spirit lives on as Pinoys, Conzace fuel PH’s quest for elusive Asiad gold

Fresh from the rousing success of notching the Philippines’ first win in 40 years in the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas takes on yet another formidable task as it squares up against Asia’s elite basketball squads at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Photo caption: Gilas Pilipinas center June Mar Fajardo (with possession) secures the ball against a member of the Indian squad in Tuesday’s 2014 Asian Games action in Incheon, South Korea. Fajardo scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help steer Gilas Pilipinas to an 85-76 win over India.
Focus immediately shifted on how Gilas Pilipinas’ defensive tenacity will translate to wins and eventually advance the entire nation’s dreams of capturing a gold medal at the Asian Games. This came shortly after the Filipino squad kicked off their Asiad campaign with an 85-76 demolition of India last Tuesday. Once again, the team showcased its patented #LabanKungLaban defense, as it torched the opposition from the opening buzzer and never looked back until the final seconds of the match to book its first win.

Defense has become the name of the game for Gilas Pilipinas, a team that has kept its eyes on regaining basketball supremacy in Asia. The players’ resilience and strong desire to win has been on full display every time they take on the court with the words “Pilipinas” emblazoned across their chests. They have also been very thankful for the inspiration and all-out support they’ve been getting from legions of Filipinos all over the world who continue to rally behind them in their quest for basketball greatness.

In behalf of the team, Marc Pingris sincerely extends his gratitude for the all out support that the team has been getting from everyone. “Gusto ko po pala magpasalamat sa inyo, sa suporta niyo, at sa pagppray niyo at sinamahan niyo kami sa laro namin. Mabuhay kayo! Maraming maraming salamat po mula sa puso. Thank you.” 

For the Gilas team, the limelight belongs to the crowd who has ever been supportive of their games. Head Coach of Gilas Pilipinas Chot Reyes says, “Sa ating mga taga subaybay at taga suporta sa Gilas at sa lahat ng mga Pilipino, maraming maraming salamat.”

However, the players’ ability to keep dishing their A-games day in, day out now faces a serious threat as back-breaking playing schedules and rigid training regimens take a toll on their health. What keeps them in tiptop condition and motivated to keep fighting, aside from the overwhelming support of millions of basketball-crazy Filipinos, is the overall superior immunity protection they’ve been getting from Conzace multivitamins.

Proven better than just Vitamin C, Conzace helps strengthen Gilas Pilipinas players’ defense against illness by activating the body’s immunity cells to combat viruses and bacteria.

Gilas Pilipinas believes that great defense can make all difference in winning against opponents, a virtue that it shares together with Conzace multivitamins. With this in mind, we can all surely expect that our boys in Incheon will come out ready to brandish their signature #LabanKungLaban defense as they protect the one thing that keeps them fighting: every Filipino’s heart.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sharapova, Williams, Murray in the Philippines

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In just a little over two months, the Philippines will lay witness to the first ever international tennis competition featuring worldwide tennis superstars Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, and Carlos Moya as headliners of the Manila Mavericks team. Garnering PHP 23 Million on its initial ticket sales, the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is expediently gaining traction as the sports event of the year.

What do we really know about the up and coming three-day competition? Here are a few interesting facts about the IPTL:

International Players Represent Asian Teams
Four teams representing four countries across Asia will vie for the grand title to take home the winning prize of USD 1 Million. The four teams embody the Indian Aces, UAE Royals, Singapore Slammers and Manila Mavericks. Each team is represented by international tennis big wigs.

The Manila Mavericks
The Manila Mavericks are represented by seasoned and seeded players: 32 WTA Singles title holder and darling of the press Maria Sharapova, current holder of the Wimbledon Championship title Andy Murray, 11 ATP World Tour Singles title holder Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, tennis legend Carlos Moya, 85 Men’s Double title holder Daniel Nestor, Belgium’s 2013 Sportswoman of the Year Kirsten Flipkens, and Pinoy pride Treat Huey.

Rival Teams
Other tennis stars representing the rival teams are: Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios, Daniela Hantuchova, Tomas Berdych, and Patrick Rafter as part of the Singapore Slammers; Ana Ivanovic, Fabrice Santoro, Gael Monfils for the Indian Aces; and Eugenie Bouchard, Richard Gasquet, Goran Ivanisevic for the UAE Royals. More rival players will be announced as the date draws closer to the match.

3 Days, 6 Matches, 30 Sets
The entire competition in the Philippines lasts for three days. Each day comprises of two matches, with five sets per match. Matches include: Men’s’ Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Legends’ Singles. Each season pass entitles the holder to attend all 3 days, with 2 matches per day, making sure fans receive their money’s worth. The Philippines is the first stop of four cities in which the Manila Mavericks will continue to represent the Philippines to win the grand title of the IPTL Champions and take home the winning purse of USD 1 Million.

Match schedule is as follows:

28 November 2014
4:00 pm
India vs Singapore
7:30 pm
Manila vs UAE
29 November 2014
4:00 pm
UAE vs Singapore
7:30 pm
Manila vs India
30 November 2014
4:00 pm
UAE vs India
7:30 pm
Manila vs Singapore

4 Teams. 30 Icons. New Rules. Tennis megastars are taking center stage this November 28-30, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena for the biggest and most unique sports competition the Philippines has ever seen. For more information on the IPTL, and for ticket inquiries.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Release Material

Premieres every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m., starting September 24. Encores every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 p.m.


Narrated by Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Lowe, AGAINST THE ODDS introduces real-life bands of brothers who have exhibited unparalleled bravery and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Reliving battles from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell. The series features archival war footage and first-hand interviews to recreate pivotal moments played out from the under-the-helmet perspective of those battling on the frontlines. Hear directly from the men who stared death in the face and with the cards stacked against them, miraculously turned the tables on their enemy.

Battles profiled in the six-part series include the Battle of Hue City as well as WWII's battles of Okinawa, the Bulge, and Tarawa, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir from the Korean War and the Battle of Ramadi from the Iraq War, amongst others.

Two-hour special premiering Sunday, September 28 at 10:00 p.m.


On 2nd February 1959, nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive. Investigators have never been able to give a definitive answer behind who – or what – caused the bizarre crime scene. 55 years on, American explorer Mike Libecki reinvestigates the mystery – known as The Dyatlov Pass incident – but what he uncovers is truly horrifying.

RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES, a two-hour special, follows Mike as he traces the clues and gathers compelling evidence that suggests the students' deaths could be the work of a creature thought only to exist in folklore. Based on diary accounts, forensic evidence and files that have just recently been released, Mike pieces together the graphic stories in search of what really happened that evening.


Premieres every Monday at 8:00 p.m., beginning September 1. Encores every Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.


Would you play a game where you are captured, blindfolded and dumped at an unknown, remote, location somewhere in the world…filled with unforeseen danger? You have 100 hours to find civilisation or you lose and forever endure the humiliation. The ultimate survival game, SURVIVE THAT! features five friends – who happen to be a handful of the most elite survivalists in the world – who put their skills to the test in the harshest, most extreme environments. Each week, one guy is ambushed by the other four as they monitor his every move in the wild: will it be the Green Beret, former Navy SEAL, the expert Survival Instructors or the Primitive Skills Expert?

Premieres every Monday at 9:00 p.m., starting September 1.


SILVER RUSH, a new three-part series narrated by Mike Rowe, tells the story of one of the greatest deep-sea treasure quests of all time. The world's best-known deep-sea recovery team, Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME), successfully recovered approximately 48 tonnes of silver bullion from the SS Gairsoppa – a British cargo ship which sank in 1941 after being torpedoed by a German U-boat – making it the deepest and heaviest cargo recovery in history. Get on board the OME as it launches its most audacious operation ever – locate and excavate three shipwrecks worth as much as a billion US dollars in just 90 days before punishing storms roll in.

Premieres every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., beginning September 10. Encores every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s brand new, original series, THE MIND CONTROL FREAKS features four new mind experts whose mission is to uncover the inner workings of the human mind. A man forgets his fiancĂ©e; strangers give away their car keys; a 230-pound boxer becomes unable to crush a polystyrene cup; THE MIND CONTROL FREAKS demonstrates how vulnerable we can all be to those who know how to manipulate us, no matter how strong-minded we believe we are. Most of us are susceptible to some form of mind control and trickery and all of us have the power to learn how to influence others – and even become control freaks ourselves.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Introducing: G.I. Jane Collection by BUM

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MANILA, Philippines – On Monday, September 22, BUM Equipment will unveil its launching of G.I. (Girl It’s) Jane collection named after one of its youth brand ambassador Jane Oineza, who is fresh from her successful third finish in a recently concluded Pinoy Big Brother All In Edition, a hit reality show of ABS-CBN Channel 2.

BUM’s move to provide Oineza with a collection named after her does not just spotlight the young star’s crowd-drawing potentials, but as an inspiration to the youth of today to be uniquely strong and brave amidst any criticism.

There are two categories for this particular collection—The Statement Shirts and the Skater Tops with Skirts.

Jane Oineza’s Statement Shirts
Once there was this quote that perfectly describes Jane, “It’s hard to be yourself in a world that wants you to be like them.” But when she was just one of the housemates, she was brave enough to hold onto what she strongly believed in. Thus, the statement shirts were born.  
The statement shirts texts will read: ‘I am Misunderstood’, ‘I’m Real’, and ‘I am Stronger’, respectively and are all printed on black shirts. These speaks of Oineza’s transformation for the past months, which truly defines ‘who’ she is as an individual, as a young talented celebrity.
Oineza, being a youth brand ambassador is a reflection of a young woman who is brave enough to face all the critics and stay true to herself, no matter what.
This collection will be the first one to come out in the market on the said mentioned date and can be purchased at all BUM boutiques nationwide.

Jane’s Skater Tops and Skirts
Being a young lady, apart from being a celebri-TEEN, she prefers the preppy look. Jane is the ideal image who projects that aura of a ‘privileged’ lifestyle. She stays simple and fresh-looking with her choice of clothing combining it with the accessories without overpowering her real personality, that’s what she is.

As young lady who just blossomed after celebrating her 18th birthday inside the PBB House, Jane Oineza along with BUM, a thriving brand apparel is launching three variants of skater tops and skirts under the G.I. Jane collection as well.

Though black in theme, the Skater Skirts comes in three designs; black skull print, white skull print and diamond pattern print. While G.I. Jane skater tops are spandex long sleeves with accentuations to differ one tops from the other. These items can be bought in pairs or can be bought separately.

The said girly-themed collection will soon be available in November this year. Also, these will be exclusively available in all SM department stores.

Jane Thoughts on these Collections.

“I am excited with the collection. And it truly is me. It spells out who I am on and off camera,” Jane shares.

The collections are something that any young lady would grab and own several pieces because of its message and the design. The G.I. Jane collections do not just reflect Jane’s personality but can be identifiable by any female growing up in the world of ‘peer pressures’ and stay committed to her ideals and do not conform to the standards dictated of the ‘world’ around her.

“I do hope that even with the line of clothing via BUM, I can be a living testimony to girls out there to standout and not just be one of the many girls corrupted by any sort of ideals.”

To know more about BUM latest collection-- G.I. Jane, visit its social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via @officialbumph or visit its official website

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Release Material

– SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA to air *LIVE* across more than 220 countries worldwide on Monday, November 3 from 8.00 a.m. (MNL),
exclusively on Discovery Channel –

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire” is back at it again. This time, he is heading to the historic windy city of Chicago to attempt his most audacious and challenging tightrope walk yet. And like the legendary Wallenda family tradition, he will do it all without a net or harness.  SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA will air *LIVE* globally in over 220 countries on Monday, November 3 from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. (MNL), exclusively on Discovery Channel. 
Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
In June 2013, Nik became the first person to ever successfully traverse the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. The live broadcast shattered ratings records peaking with 13 million viewers, making it Discovery’s highest-rated live event ever; and generated 1.3 million Tweets, ranking it as the most social show across all broadcast and cable networks in the US. The special was also recently honoured with an Interactive Emmy® for Multi-platform Storytelling for its companion website, which featured compelling video, 360-degree interactive views, backstage moments, real-time social updates and many other digital elements.

Fans and viewers across the globe, including those in Southeast Asia, will also be able to witness Nik’s upcoming walk via a *LIVE* streaming multi-platform companion experience on Several cameras which will be attached to Nik, will provide viewers multiple *LIVE* raw angles of the walk as it happens. Viewers and fans who would like to attempt the walk will also be able to experience it through a 360-degree panoramic simulation (to commence at a later date) on the Discovery Channel Asia website. To stay updated on the walk, visit and

“Discovery Channel delivers the most talked-about series and live events on television,” said Marjorie Kaplan, Group President of Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. "We are excited about shifting from the natural backdrop of the Grand Canyon to the urban environment of Chicago. It is an iconic American city that presents a number of extreme conditions and challenges that Nik has yet to attempt on such a grand scale.”

Dozens of cameras will be positioned across the city and on helicopters – rolling as Nik attempts this nail-biting, two-part walk at night time in one of the windiest sections of Chicago. With unpredictable weather conditions, the tightrope crossing will present countless obstacles.

For the first part of the tightrope crossing, Nik will walk further than two city blocks – uphill rising to a 15-degree angle – from the iconic Marina City's west tower to the Leo Burnett Building at more than 50 stories high above the Chicago River.  Not only will this be the highest skyscraper walk in the history of the “Flying Wallenda” family, it will be the first time that he has ever attempted it at such a steep angle. The second part of the walk will span from the Marina City's west tower to the east tower. 

“This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of my career,” said Nik.  “I can’t think of a better city to do it.  I have fond memories of spending time performing in Chicago and the Midwest with my family. Besides, it’s the ‘Windy City’ and there’s nothing like doing this during winter in Chicago. That’s a challenge for me and I love to push myself to do things that most people think are impossible.”

A seventh-generation member of famed “Flying Wallenda’s,” Nik began performing with his family as a toddler and made his first professional tightrope walk at just 13 years old.  He hopes this latest feat will inspire others to go after their dreams and dedicates it to his family, particularly his great-grandfather, the legendary Karl Wallenda, who died after falling from a tightrope in Puerto Rico in 1978.

Nik will be joined in Chicago by his wife and three children, his close friends and an engineering team led by his father Terry Troffer. 

“I’m always looking for the next major hurdle and doing something that the world has never seen,” said Nik.  “I want my family to be there to see history in the making.  And feel comforted knowing that they’ll be praying along with me.”

SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA is produced by Peacock Productions for Discovery with Gretchen Eisele, Colleen Halpin, Knute Walker, Benjamin Ringe and Betsy Wagner serving as executive producers.  Sharon Scott is President and GM of Peacock Productions.  Howard Swartz serves as executive producer for Discovery.  Other Executive Producers include Nik Wallenda, David Simone, Winston Simone and Shelley Ross.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Search for Ten Outstanding Young Mathematicians



  • In the latest World Economic Forum WEF Global Competitiveness Report for 2013-2014, the Philippines has been ranked 96th out of 142 countries in perceived quality of Math and Science education. The survey questioned business executives around the world to rate the quality of education, among other things, in their respective countries.
  • It is a considerable improvement from being ranked 115th(WEF 2011-1012), but still far behind our other Asian counterparts such Indonesia (35th), Japan (34th), Malaysia (27th), Taiwan (11th) Hongkong (10th).  Singapore continues to be on top of the list.
  • The importance of mathematics has never been greater than now and for the foreseeable future and is crucial for a wide array of analytical, technological, scientific, and economic applications.
  • The search for Ten Outstanding Young Mathematicians seeks to promote the development of science culture among young Filipinos by recognizing their accomplishment in the field of mathematics and inspire more students to be better at Math.

September 12 2014 – Six years ago, Sharp Calculators through Collins International Trading Corporation launched the SHARP Minds Program to help uplift the standard of education in the Philippines particularly in teaching Math subjects.

Partnering with two of the biggest Mathematics organizations in the country, Mathematics Trainers Guild, Philippines (MTG) and Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines (MTAP), the SHARP Minds Program sponsored Mathematics activities and programs in member schools with the goal of recognizing the sharpest math minds and transforming the pedagogy of mathematics teaching in the Philippines.

This year, Sharp Calculators furthers its advocacy by partnering with more educational institutions such as the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR), Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), Mathematics Trainers’ Guild Philippines (MTG), Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP), Philippine Council of Mathematics Educators, Inc. (MathTEd)as it launches the very first search for the TEN OUSTANDING YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS (TOYM) from National Capital Region.

“With TOYM Awards, Sharp Calculators aims to foster the academic excellence of the Filipino Youth in Math as we recognize their extraordinary math skills to motivate them further in becoming the future think tanks of this country. We also hope to raise the status of mathematics in society -- to stimulate the interest of the students, the academic and the general public to the significance of Math in the development of the society,” said Collins International Trading Corporation’s Assistant Vice President Mr. Lucero Ong.

“Notable Filipino mathematicians such as Raymundo Favila, Casimiro del Rosario, Gregorio Y. Zara, Amador Muriel, Tito A. Mijares and Jose A. Marasigan have all been recognized for their contributions to diverse fields of physics, astronomy, biophysics and biotechnology. Who knows maybe the next great Mathematician would be among our TOYM awardees,” Mr. Ong added.

The search is open to all public and private high school students in the National Capital Region who have completed at least two years of high school. They must be Filipino citizens, either naturalized or born. The nominee must be among the Top 3 students in math as certified by the school principal and the award will be based primarily on the nominee’s performance on national and international competitions.

A recommendation from School principal / Mathematics head with supporting documents will be the basis of judging. For students who are chosen to the top 20, each involvement on activities included in the recommendation of the principal/math head or other recognized authority will be reviewed and assessed by judges/co-presenters. The said recommendations will be the basis of the judges’ questions for the panel interview. 

The Deliberation/ Final interview of finalist will be conducted by representatives from Department of Education NCR, DOST-SEI, MTG Philippines, MSP, MathTed

The TOYM awardees will be the first batch of Sharp Calculators’ Youth Ambassadors that will inspire and encourage the Filipino youth to strive and achieve academic excellence through school tours and mathematics symposiums. They will be receiving plaque of excellence, cash prizes and gifts from Sharp Calculators and sponsors.

The deadline for nominations will be on January 5, 2015, with the awarding ceremonies scheduled on February 2015.

Nomination kits are now available at selected National Book Store Branches in National Capital Region or can be downloaded through For more information please contact Sharp Calculators at 681-6161/646-2867 and look for Ms. Mary Rose Rocha or Ms. Clara Camille Ocampo.

  1. Open to all public and private high school students in the National Capital Region who have completed at least two years of high school. They must be Filipino citizen either naturalized or born.
  2. Nominee must be among the Top 3 students in math as certified by the school principal.
  3. The award will be based primarily on the nominee’s performance on national and international competition. These competitions must be recognized by the Department of Education or Department of Science and Technology.
  4. Presentations or publications of original work in mathematics are desirable.
  5. Students who contribute to the promotion of Mathematics and show leadership skills are desirable. Good moral character will be considered


Performance in Mathematics Competition
Research and Publications in Mathematics
Leadership and Promotion of Mathematics

a.           Performance in Mathematics Competitions 75%
Nominee’s performance on international, national and regional mathematics competitions that are recognized by the Department of Education and Department of Science and Technology.

b.           Research and Publications in Mathematics 10%

c.           Leadership and Involvement in Promotion of Mathematics
A recommendation from School principal / Mathematics head with supporting documents will be the basis of judging. For students who are chosen to the top 20, each involvement on activities included in the recommendation of the principal/math head or other recognized authority will be reviewed and assessed by judges/co-presenters. The said recommendations will be one of the bases of the judges’ questions for the panel interview


The screening procedure is summarized in the diagram below. All nominees will undergo a pre-screening process by pre-screening committee. On the basis of a nominee’s performance in mathematics competitions and their research and publications, 20 nominees will be selected for an interview by a panel of judges. Interview questions may be based on the nominee’s involvement in activities that promote mathematics, as indicated in (1) the recommendation from the school principal/mathematics head, (2) the nominee’s essay, and (3) other information submitted.  

Notes to Editors:
Dr. Raymundo Favilais famous for advancing the knowledge and education of math throughout the Philippines contributing to many fields of mathematics including theoretical physics, geometry, algebra and trigonometry.

Casimiro del Rosario received the Presidential Award in 1965 in honor of his achievements in astronomy, meteorology and physics. He also researched soft X-rays, which helped bring him national acclaim.

Amador Murielfounded the Quantum Theory of Turbulence, contributed to theoretical physics, kinetic equations, stellar dynamics and self-gravitation.

The works of Tito A. Mijares have been internationally published in the Annals of Mathematical Statistics with his research into multivariety hypothesis and its analysis. He also serves as the executive director of the National Census and Statistics Office as well as deputy director-general of the National Economics Development Authority.

Jose A. Marasigan was among those who launched the Philippine Mathematical Olympiad and created the Program for Excellence in Mathematics. He has received a number of mathematical honors, including the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology.