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Antonio joins Barcenilla, Paragua, Laylo in 1st FIDE Online Olympiad

Jul 12, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Grandmaster Joey Antonio nails the last spot in the Philippine chess team

COMEBACK. Veteran Joey Antonio rallies from 5th place in the qualifiers. Photo from Antonio’s Facebook

Paragua heads PH chess team aspirants to Online Olympiad

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:22 PM

New York City-based Mark Paragua earns a shot at returning to the national chess team

MOMENTUM. Mark Paragua (left) looks to sustain his solid form after winning two online chess tournaments. Photo from chessbase.com

Filipino students win big at Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:04 PM

The Philippine contingent bags a total of 29 medals

Philippine students win big at the Southeast Asia Mathematical Olympiad. Photo by Alfred Molo

PH team reaps medals at World International Mathematical Olympiad

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:09 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The team of young Philippine students place second overall at the World International Mathematical Olympiad Final in Tokyo, Japan

Pinoy kids win big in international science and math competitions

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The 94-member Philippine team raked in medals at the 3rd International Junior Math Olympiad and the 1st Vanda Science Global Finals in Malaysia

Philippine team wins awards at International Biology Olympiad 2019

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Four high school students make the Philippines proud in this year's International Biology Olympiad, the premier global competition in biology

PHILIPPINE TEAM. (L-R) Team Leader Ronald Cruz; student delegates Jeremy Ng, Elizabeth Peralta, Keizo Yuda, Samuel Wood; Team Deputy Leader Crisanto Lopez

Philippine team wins medals at 2019 International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:19 PM

All members of the Philippine team win medals at the oldest and most prestigious of the international scientific olympiads, where they competed against hundreds of contestants from 111 countries

WINNING TEAM. (Front, L to R) Vincent dela Cruz, Sean Anderson Ty, Immanuel Josiah Balete, Dr Christian Paul Chan Shio (Deputy Team Leader), Mr Russelle Guadalupe (Trainer), Dr Richard Eden (Team Leader)
;(Back, L to R) Dion Stephan Ong, Andres Rico Gonzales III, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez. Photo by the Mathematical Society of the Philippines

4 students to represent PH in International Biology Olympiad in Hungary

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The top winners of the Philippine Biology Olympiad 2019 held at the Ateneo de Manila University will complete against delegates from 70 countries at the 30th International Biology Olympiad in Szeged, Hungary, in July

IBO DELEGATES. (L-R) Country Coordinator of the Philippines to the IBO Ronald Cruz, Elizabeth Rae Peralta (Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region Campus), Samuel Drury Wood (Regional Science High School III), Matthew Keizo Yuda (Manila Science High School), Jeremy Ace Ng (Saint Jude Catholic School), PBO 2019 Project Heads Julienne Pandan and Winnie Monge. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

PH men's team falters, settles for 37th in Chess Olympiad

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines skids in the final round as China completes a title sweep of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad

TEAM WHIZ. Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra carried the Philippine squad all tournament. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018

Pinoy kids bag 32 medals at math-science olympiad in China

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The olympiad drew almost 400 contestants from 21 countries and regions

Pinoy chessers barge into Olympiad top 20

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The Philippine men's team rolls to its fifth straight victory in the 2018 Chess Olympiad

PH men's team wins 4 straight, now 31st in Chess Olympiad

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The national men's chess team defeats Zambia in the 9th round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad

ONA ROLL. Julio Catalino Sadorra says the Philippine chess team has been playing each round ‘like a championship round.’ Photo from 2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad

PH men's chess team climbs to 33rd spot in Olympiad

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Unbeaten Julio Catalino Sadorra leads the redemption bid of the Philippine men's chess team in the World Chess Olympiad 2018

ON A ROLL. The national men’s chess team mentored by the legendary Eugene Torre (center) returns inside the top 50 of the Olympiad. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018 Facebook page

PH men's team scrambles to defeat Albania in Batumi Chess Olympiad

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The men's team tallies 8 points from 4 wins and 3 draws in the chess Olympics

FOCUSED. Julio Catalino Sadorra (seated) competes against Croatia as Philippine men's team captain Eugene Torre (left) and women's coach Jayson Gonzales look on. File photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines

PH women's team stuns Spain, climbs in Batumi Chess Olympiad

Oct 01, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The Filipinas have a chance to improve in the standings against Georgia 2 in the seventh round of the biennial tournament

GIRL POWER. The Philippine women's chess team impress in the Batumi Chess Olympiad. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018 Facebook page


PH chessers salvage draw vs England

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The Philippine women's chess team climbs to 31st place in the World Chess Olympiad 2018

FIRST SETBACK. Woman grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna absorbs her first loss in the tournament but the national women’s team still pull off a draw against England.

Pinays down Slovakia in World Chess Olympiad 2018

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:25 PM

National champion Shania Mae Mendoza delivers for the Philippine women's chess team

STEADY CLIMB. The national women's chess team of (from left) Janelle Mae Frayna, Marie Antoinette San Diego, Catherine Secopito, and Shania Mae Mendoza improve to 39th place. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018 Facebook page

PH chessers fall to Croatia in Olympiad

Sep 27, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Philippine men's chess team absorbs its first loss after a hot start in the 2018 Chess Olympiad

FOCUSED. Julio Catalino Sadorra (seated) competes against Croatia as Philippine men's team captain Eugene Torre and women's coach Jayson Gonzales look on. Photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines

PH upsets Slovakia in Chess Olympiad

Sep 27, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Grandmasters Julio Catalino Sadorra and John Paul Gomez deliver as the Philippines join a huge 41-country group on top in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad

Sadorra, Frayna banner PH chess Olympiad team

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Philippine chess legend and mentor Eugene Torre says a top 30 finish in the Olympiad will be 'an achievement'

NEW TARGET. Janelle Mae Frayna and the Philippine women’s chess team hope to better their 34th place finish in the 2016 Olympiad.

13-year-old Filipino aces international math contest

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Meet Shawn Darren Chua, 13, the lone perfect scorer in the 2018 International Junior Math Olympiad held in Thailand

WINNING SMILE. Shawn Chua receives his award on stage. Photo courtesy of Eunice Chua

Filipino students win at International Biology Olympiad

Jul 29, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University says this was 'one of the best debut performances of the country in an international science Olympiad'

TRIUMPH. Team Philippines at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

Young Pinoys bag 126 medals in Singapore math competition

Jul 25, 2018 - 3:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Team wins 14 golds, 43 silvers, and 69 bronzes, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories

Photo from SEI DOST

Eugene Torre named head coach of PH team to Chess Olympiad

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:03 PM

The Philippine team looks to improve from its worst finish of 58th place in the last edition of the biennial event in 2016

COACHING DUTIES. Filipino grandmaster Eugene Torre will not play in the Chess Olympiad for the first time since 1970. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


66-year-old Torre suits up again for PH in chess Olympiad

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines to name the rest of the Olympiad team

SOLDIER. Veteran Eugene Torre leads the charge for Philippines' campaign in the 31st Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back from a break, Grandmaster Frayna gears up for 2018 Chess Olympiad

May 06, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The country’s first female Grandmaster thinks she has more to learn after settling for a couple of runner-up finishes

LONG-TERM GOAL. Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Janelle Mae Frayna looks to hurdle the 2019 Asian Zonal to qualify for the World Cup. Photo from Frayna's Facebook account

Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

Feb 28, 2018 - 11:11 PM

The mascots, which have yet to be named, were selected by elementary school kids from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognizable as "made in Japan"

SUPERHEROES. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mascots were presented to the public Wednesday, February 28. From Tokyo Olympics Facebook

PH math wizards win 87 medals in Thailand contest

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Filipino students win 14 gold, 25 silver and 33 bronze medals, 11 merit awards and 4 special prizes

'Skated with our hearts': Virtue and Moir win stunning gold

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:12 PM

'We knew today we'd put in a fantastic performance, gave it all we had, we skated with our hearts,' Scott Moir says of his record-breaking ice dance Winter Olympics win with fellow Canadian Tessa Virtue

HEARTS. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Canada's Scott Moir compete in the ice dance free dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 20, 2018. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Kim Yo Jong: North Korea's political princess

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Kim Yo Jong made history as the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to set foot in the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War

POWER. Kim Yo Jong (right), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sibling, talks with South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (not pictured) upon her arrival at Incheon airport, west of Seoul, on February 9, 2018, to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Dong-A Ilbo / AFP

Who's who in Pyeongchang: 2018 Winter Olympics athletes to watch

Feb 01, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Here are the athletes expected to shine in the Winter Olympics set February 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang in South Korea

STARS TO WATCH. Nathan Chen poses for photographers after the medal ceremony for the Championship Men's during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 6, 2018 in San Jose, California. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Pinoy students bag 23 medals at Int’l Math and Science Olympiad in Singapore

Nov 26, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Here are the country’s medalists at International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School

MEDALISTS. Filipino students display their medals at the awarding ceremony of the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School in Singapore. Photo by MTG

PH, Thailand emerge as overall champions in 2017 Int’l Teenagers Math Olympiad

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: About 500 contestants and coaches from 16 countries joined this year’s contest

Elias Tolentino, 1960s basketball star, dies at 75

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Elias Tolentino was mainstay of the Philippine national team from 1963 to 1968, highlighted by his seeing action in the 1968 Mexico Olympics

Filipino whiz kids reap awards in Singapore Math Olympiad

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Philippine Team garners medals and trophies during the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge SIMOC

MATH WHIZ. Filipino kids win big in a math competition in Singapore.

Philippine Team wins medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Philippines won three silver medals and three bronze medals in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

PHILIPPINE TEAM. From left to right: Dr. Louie John Vallejo, Clyde Wesley Ang (Bronze), Farrell Eldrian Wu (Silver), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze), Albert John Patupat (Silver), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver), Sean Anderson Ty (Bronze), and Dr. Richard Eden. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

Pinoy kids bag 4 medals at 21st Junior Balkan Math Olympiad

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Filipino high school students bagged two silvers and two bronze medals

PH bags 35 math, science medals in Indonesia Olympiad

Nov 16, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Good job kids

PINOY PRIDE. Students from the Philippines show their medals and the Philippine flag at the awarding ceremony of the 13th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School 2016 (IMSO) held in Indonesia. Photo: MTG

Eugene Torre: Forever the litmus test for Philippine chess

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Only Torre has been able to summon his best when playing against the elite

LEGEND. For years, the name of Eugene Torre has been associated with Philippine chess. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Get to know Janelle Mae Frayna, the new PH chess grandmaster

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Frayna is 20 years old and a psychology student at Far Eastern University Learn more about the first Filipina chess grandmaster

CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BOARD. Janelle Mae Frayna has made Philippine chess history. Photo from Frayna's Facebook

PH women pull off upset at World Chess Olympiad

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The Filipinas have ascended the first stage of their chess Olympus and more tests are expected

Philippine women's captain Jayson Gonzales talks to Catherine Secopito after beating Salome Melia. Photo from chess.com

PH teams reap medals in 2 China math Olympiads

Aug 16, 2016 - 2:24 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine teams reap medals at two of the toughest math contests in China

WINNERS. The Philippine teams at the 15th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (top) and China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (bottom). Photos courtesy of MTG

Int'l Math Olympiad: Filipino HS students finally bring home gold

Jul 17, 2016 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED The Philippine team also brings home two silver medals and two honorable mention awards

GOLD. The Philippines' representatives at the International Math Olympiad held last July 6 to 16 in Hong Kong all brought home medals. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

Mary Joy Tabal eyes Rio Olympics marathon slot

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Cebu based marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is training in Japan with her eyes on making it to the 2016 Olympics

EYES ON RIO. Mary Joy Tabal (second) is taking her training sacrifice to the next level in Japan. Photo from her Facebook

10 social media stories that caught your attention in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

Filipino math wizards win 26 medals, awards in Malaysia tilt

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:47 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine students win at the International Teenagers Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia

WINNERS. Filipino math wizards proudly display the Philippine flag and the medals they won together with their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the International Teenagers' Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia. Photo courtesy of MTG

Ateneo graduate wins 2nd place at World Nuclear University Olympiad

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:28 AM

Anton Tanquintic is awarded second place for his Nuclear Solutions for Today s Needs entry in Vienna

WINNERS. Anton Tanquintic (3rd from left) wins 2nd place at the Nuclear Olympiad in Vienna on September 17, 2015. To his right is the grand winner, Alice Cunha da Silva of Brazil. Photo from the World Nuclear University website

PH tops Singapore Math Olympiad; Pinoy kid gets perfect score

Aug 20, 2015 - 2:47 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Nine year old Filbert Ephraim Wu gets a perfect score at the Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge – the only one among hundreds of contestants from different parts of the world

WINNERS. Members of the Philippine team display the Philippine flag and the medals they won in the Singapore math contest. Photo by MathDAP

PH students win 27 medals in China math contests

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:12 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The young Filipino delegations take home a total of 3 gold 2 silver and 22 bronze medals

WINNERS. The Philippine teams at the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (top) and the 2015 World Mathematics Invitational in Guilin, China. Photos by MTG and MathDAP

PH whiz kids win in 2 int'l math contests in China

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:17 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine students pull off winning performances at the 12th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad CMSO and the 2015 China International Mathematics Competition CIMC

WINNERS. Young Philippine math wizards win in two international math competitions in China. Photo courtesy of MTG