HFI fetes Philippine Math Team for 59th International Mathematical Olympiad success

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Team Philippines at their sendoff at UP-Diliman (top photo) and celebrating their success at the 59th IMO in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (bottom photo, L-R) Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School-Main Campus, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Andres Rico Gonzales III of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Albert John Patupat of De La Salle University Integrated School, and team leaders Carlo Francisco Adajar from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio and Dr. Richard Eden from Ateneo de Manila University, and the group’s Romanian guide Larisa Stir..


HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) congratulates the Philippine team of young math aces for once again bagging top honors at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the world’s largest and most prestigious mathematics competition for high school stu-dents. The competition was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from July 3 to 14, 2018. HFI is on its second year of supporting the Philippine team’s participation in the IMO.


During the team’s courtesy call at the HARI headquarters in Bonifacio Global City, HFI President and HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo said, “It is an honor for Hyundai and for HARI Foundation to support your training and preparation for the IMO. As our corporate mantra goes, Gusto Ko, Kaya Ko, Sama Tayo. Through our shared ef-forts and expertise, we can achieve grand things for the Philippines.”


Ms. Agudo is a staunch advocate of youth empowerment through education.


This year’s team was composed of Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo Col-lege, Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School-Main Campus, Andres Rico Gonzales III of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Albert John Patupat of De La Salle Uni-versity Integrated School, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, and Sean An-derson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School. Training and guiding the team of students were Team Leader Dr. Richard Eden and Deputy Team Leader Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio from the Ateneo de Manila University and Mr. Carlo Francisco Adajar from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.


Patupat bagged a gold medal; Dulay won silver, while Cajayon and Que picked up bronze medals. Gonzales and Ty both received honorable mentions for garnering a per-fect score in one of the written examination’s problems. These achievements now bring the country’s total medal count to 57—23 honorable mentions, 23 bronzes, eight silvers, and three golds.


The yearly Philippine delegation to the IMO is organized by the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP), the country’s premier mathematical professional organization. Team members are chosen at the end of a grueling selection program handled by MSP trainers and participated in by the national finalists of the latest Philippine Mathematical Olympiad.


ABOUT HARI FOUNDATION, INC.


Since its establishment in 2006, HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the corporate social re-sponsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), inspired by the global vi-sion of the Korean automotive giant to create a happier, greener, healthier, and wealth-ier world, has been driving the advancement of the Filipino through various philanthrop-ic endeavors across the country in the areas of education, environment, healthcare, heritage and culture, youth development through sports, women’s and children’s rights, and road safety.


Fully aware that poverty is more than just the lack of resources, but of options to pur-sue a better life, HFI has streamlined its CSR vision to a more focused, long-term, multi-disciplinary, and multi-stakeholder solution that would entail partnering up with vari-ous public and private institutions.


Education with focus on environmental stewardship for a greener Philippines is the core of HFI’s contribution to the Philippine agenda for sustainability.