Team Work consisting of Eric Vincent Magno, Anton John Pasigado and Raphael John Perias of Ateneo placed sixth out of 55 teams in the recently concluded 2017 Asia Manila – Philiipine National Programming Contest. The team was tasked to solve 15 problems in a span of 5 hours during the event last October 14, 2017.
The team was ranked first in the Mindanao and Visayas region, giving them a 50% discount on the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) 2017 Asia Manila Regional Contest to be held in December 13-15, 2017 in Ateneo de Manila University.
Team Blue Knights, another team consisting of Jan Leryc Ibalio, Miracleo Jean Sarmiento and Dewey Sia placed 18th in the national contest, ranking 2nd in the Mindanao and 4th in the VisMin region.
Miracleo Jean Sarmiento said that she was happy with the results and vowed to be better for the upcoming contest this December.
“Overwhelming sya considering na whole Philippines sya. Mas naencourage kami na magstrive harder sa yung salihan namin sa Manila this December,” she shared.
The contest was held online with each participating school allowed to field 10 teams consisting of three persons. The Asia Manila PNPC 2017 is sponsored by the ICPC Foundation, HackerRank.com, and Rotary Club of Agham.