Monday, December 10, 2012


Jay Nelson T. Corbita who represents Region 10 declared as the 21st Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) National Champion bested 16 other regional champions with a total score of 25 points, barely and successfully won the the title as he competed questions and answers on statistical theories and problems held on December 04, 2012 at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Auditorium CHED-HEDC Bldg., c.p. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.  It was Region 10’s second PSQ championship trophy since 2007 made first by Central Mindanao University student.
For this year, it was Corbita, a 16 years old BS in Mechanical Engineering student of Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City who was awarded a cash prize, a PSQ medal and a specially designed trophy mentored by his coach Ms. Diana Jane N. Macalong, instructor of the same University who was also given a special recognition and a cash prize.
(From left to right)  In photo are Carmelita N. Ericta, NSO Administrator, Jay Nelson T. Corbita, the PSQ Champion,  Nieves L. Osorio, PSA President, Dr. Jose Ramon G. Albert, NSCB Secretary-General and Dr. Romulo A. Virola, NSCB Former Secretary-General and this year’s Chair of Board of Judges.  

Henry Jefferson C. Morco a BS Applied Mathematics student of Ateneo de Manila University (NCR) came second, while Jundel F. Sebial a BS in Civil Engineering student of Surigao State College of Technology (Caraga), was the third-placer. Other winners were Martin Allen S. Pascual a BS in Accountancy student of St. Louis University (CAR), in fourth place and Carl Jervin R. Magtira a BS in Civil Engineering of University of the Philippines – Los BaƱos (Region IV-A), in fifth place. All five national winners were given a cash prize of P30,000, 25,000, 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 respectively. Likewise, respective winning coaches received a cash prize equivalent to half of their ward's prize aside from a special recognition from the PSQ organizers.
The Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) is an annual competition designed for college freshmen enrolled in any private or public college or university in the Philippines. Launched in 1992, the contest is a joint undertaking of the National Statistics Office (NSO), the primary statistical arm of the government, and the Philippine Statistical Association (PSA), a nonstock, nonprofit organization of professional statisticians from government and non-government agencies and the academe.
The objectives of the PSQ are to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum; to promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of science, statistics in particular, among the students, and to generate public awareness on the important uses of statistics in all development-planning activities and win overall support for all government statistical activities.
In this competition was a pride not only for the Cagayan de Oro, but one for the entire Region 10. Corbita proved with all his effort to be selected as the best among the “bests”.

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