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    3 kids from Midsayap to represent Cotabato in two international Math competitions


    MIDSAYAP, Cotabato – Three pupils of Midsayap Pilot Elementary School in Midsayap will represent the province of Cotabato in the International Mathematics Guild in Singapore on August 1-4, 2014 and in the World Mathematics Invitational Competition in Taiwan on August 9-13, 2014.


    Sophia Helen S. Gador will go to Singapore for her endeavor of topping other Math wizards in the much acclaimed competition involving the best among students of different countries – the International Mathematics Guild.


    Phillaeus Matthew P. Ostique and Jerson A. Austria, on the other hand, will go to Taiwan and will try to bring home the medals of the prestigious World Mathematics Invitational Competition.


    Having the chance to prove that they belong to the world’s bests in Mathematics, the three are now in constant preparations and ensure that they are all mentally and physically prepared for the contests.


    But on July 15, 2014, despite their busy schedules in school and for their reviews, the three paid a courtesy call to Governor Emmylou “Lala” J. Taliño-Mendoza.


    They were accompanied by their mothers and a grandmother of one of the pupils during their visit to the governor.


    Fully supportive of all the endeavors of the youth and students aiming to bring glory to the province, Gov. Taliño-Mendoza gave Sophia Helen, Phillaeus and Jerson P10,000 each as assistance from the provincial government.


    This will help them to settle their processing fees and travel expenses for abroad.


    Gov. Taliño-Mendoza said that she has high hopes that the three would bring honor to the province just like what the other young Cotabateños have achieved.


    “We have a Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2014 in the person of MJ Lastimosa who hails from Tulunan, Ivory Claire Dequilla, Regional winner of Miss Teen Philippines who resides in M’lang, Eduard Pagtulon-an, Top 1 Licensure Exams for Teachers who is a native of Banisilan and many other youths who brought us pride and glory”, the governor also said.


    Just a week before the visit of the three students of MPES to the governor, brothers Michael Jessie and Jesse Uriel Anulao of Kabacan municipality also came to the governor’s office and met with Gov. Taliño-Mendoza.


    With their mother, they gladly informed the governor of their forthcoming endeavor – the International Swimming Competition in Singapore which will be on August 2-3, 2014.


    Gov. Taliño-Mendoza did not have any qualm to the opportunity that the young swimmers from Cotabato province will make it to the top.


    She also gave them P5,000 each as financial assistance to augment their funds for travelling and documentation and the provincial government will facilitate their exemptions for travel taxes.


    With apt support from the provincial government, many talented and promising students will surely go the distance and bring the name of Cotabato province in many competitions here and outside the country.

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