13 Makati pupils join Robot Olympiad

Manila, Philippines - Thirteen students from a public high school and two public elementary schools in Makati City will join the Philippine team that will compete this month in the 10th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The students comprised the teams from Tibagan Elementary School, Nemesio I. Yabut Elementary School and Benigno Aquino High School, which were among the 54 elementary and 91 secondary schools all over the country that competed during the 12th Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO12).

The winning pupils were identified from Tibagan Elementary School as Treasure Frias, Hanz Ashley Andaya and Zalvar Sampayan, and from Benigno Aquino High School, John Renz Tutaan, Irene Eliseo and Joanne Airish Capulong. They will compete in the elementary and high school regular category of the WRO.

Makati has the biggest computer-to-student ratio among the country’s public schools, and is the first school division to integrate computer subjects and computer-aided instruction in its curriculum.

Every year, other Makati public schools are added to the growing list of PRO winners and WRO finalists, including Tibagan Elementary School, Tibagan High School, Benigno Aquino High School, Pitogo High School and West Rembo Elementary School.

To date, all of Makati’s public elementary and high schools have Robotics in their curriculum.

Robotics is a science and technology program using higher science concepts application and dealing with the design, construction and operation of robots in automation.

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