For many students, the two most dreaded words in the English language are “math test.” Not so for Gabriel James Valdez, grade 5 from Merryland Montessori and High School, Inc., and Jerome Austin N. Te, grade 6, from Jubilee Christian Academy who obtained an impeccable performance in the Final Round of CREST Math Olympiad conducted online in January 2021.

Though both obtained perfect scores, Valdez is placed first in the international rank while Te is third since there were two participants from other countries who finished few minutes ahead of him in their grade group.  

And what is more, there are two other Filipino mathletes who took the second spot in the international rank, they are Arianne Ghinelle L. Braganza, grade 9 from BHC Educational Institution, Inc, and Matthew Charles C. Carpio, grade 10 from the University of Baguio Science High School. These four Filipino number crunchers will be awarded with achiever’s trophies and merit certificates. The Philippines has also garnered a total of sixty other awards, 18 gold, 18 silver, 8 bronze medals and 18 merit certificates. The winners of gold, silver and bronze medals and merit certificates are as follow:

1ESPOCIA, MATEO INIGO SANTIAGO3Genesis Christian Academy, BulacanGold Medal/Merit Certificates
2MANAMPARAN, ADRIEL LENARD CANUPEN3Immaculate Conception Academy – Plaza CampusGold Medal/Merit Certificates
3NG, JANELLE CARYL WOO3Grace Christian CollegeGold Medal/Merit Certificates
4AQUINO, PRINCESS ABBEY CZIARAH ANIS3St. Thomas Academy, AvidaGold Medal/Merit Certificates
5FAJARDO, ZEUS KIAN NAVAL3Precious International School of DavaoGold Medal/Merit Certificates
6FLORANTE, ABISHA BEATRIX AVILA3Project 6 Special Science Elementary SchoolGold Medal/Merit Certificates
7JABANES, ALEXI KHOHAYTING4Immaculate Conception Academy, GreenhillsGold Medal/Merit Certificates
8RIGOR, ALYANA ANDREA LIWANAG4Saint Pedro Poveda CollegeGold Medal/Merit Certificates
9LOPINGCO, CAITLIN ENRILE4St. John’s Institute, BacolodGold Medal/Merit Certificates
10SINGH, JASHANDEEP ALORIA4Cebu Roosevelt Memorial CollegesGold Medal/Merit Certificates
11FUMERA II, NORTON QUINTERO5Emmanuel Christian SchoolGold Medal/Merit Certificates
12NG, WYNSHANELLE GIANEAH CHUA5Grace Christian CollegeGold Medal/Merit Certificates
13NG, JARED COBE WOO5Grace Christian CollegeGold Medal/Merit Certificates
14CASTRO, ARWIN PETER CAINGLET7Pasig City Science High SchoolGold Medal/Merit Certificates
15KIMWELL, ATHENA GABRIELLE ATIENZA7Philippine Science High School Main CampusGold Medal/Merit Certificates
16ONG, JOHN ERICSON CHUAHI8Hope Christian High School, ManilaGold Medal/Merit Certificates
17GARCIA, LORENZO KAPUNAN8PSHS Western Visayas CampusGold Medal/Merit Certificates
18SALAZAR, ADRIAN RICHARD CRUZ10Philippine Science High School, Bicol RegionGold Medal/Merit Certificates
19ALMASA, CHARLES PAULO CHUA3Precious International School of DavaoSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
20MAMARIL, RIANNE CLEMIEL PAAS4BHC Educational Institution, Inc.Silver Medal/Merit Certificates
21ZECHARIAH REI MANGUBAT4Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School, Tanza,Silver Medal/Merit Certificates
22RAFAEL MIKHAIL PUA QUIZON4Grace Christian CollegeSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
23NAVARRO, PAUL VINCENT LEANDREI LAYLO4Stonyhurst Southville Int’l School, BatangasSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
24ROXAS, RHIAN SALVADOR4BHC Educational Institution, Inc.Silver Medal/Merit Certificates
25PESIGAN, ANDREA LEI LUBRICO4Sunhill Montessori, Casa -BatangasSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
26BOLANOS, RALPH BENEDICT AGUILA5Kalalake Elementary and High School, OlongapoSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
27ABDUL, SEHANOR ARSA5City Central School, Cagayan de OroSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
28CO, ADRIENNE GERALDINE TAN5Immaculate Conception Academy, GreenhillsSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
29VARON, CASSIDY EMIRA FERIA5Falcon SchoolSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
30SING, MICHAEL CRAIG GARCERA5Ateneo de Iloilo – Santa Maria Catholic SchoolSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
31RACELIS, JOANNE KIRSTEN TUALA6Calamba City Integrated Science High SchoolSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
32LIM, WILLIAM MATTHEW MADDEN6Seton Home Study SchoolSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
33TAN, ANIKA GAYLE CHIONG6Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
34TAN, KAILYN JIAN UYSIPUO6Immaculate Conception Academy, GreenhillsSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
35ERICH PAREDES9International School Manila, TaguigSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
36MULDEZ, LINETH JULIA BACLAYON9Manila Science High SchoolSilver Medal/Merit Certificates
37CREDO, LARIJOHN TUERES4Bacolod Tay Tung High SchoolBronze Medal/Merit Certificates
38NABUNG, MICHAEL ISAIAH SANDIL4San Antonio Elementary School, Sta LuciaBronze Medal/Merit Certificates
39AVANTE, ERNICE MADISON ALVAREZ4Saint Pedro Poveda CollegeBronze Medal/Merit Certificates
40NG, JOSHUA CARLSON WOO6Grace Christian CollegeBronze Medal/Merit Certificates
42CHUA, REY STEPHEN LUA9Xavier University Junior High SchoolBronze Medal/Merit Certificates
43SARZA, JASON JR. DELA ROSA3East Rembo Elementary School, MakatiMerit Certificates
44BILOG, KARL ALRICK ZURIEL S.4Claret School of Quezon CityMerit Certificates
45VEDAR, MA. GRACIELLA AGATHA PASTRANO4De La Salle University, Laguna CampusMerit Certificates
46AGUIRRE, JARED ADRIEL CARRASCAL5Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary SchooMerit Certificates
47SAN PEDRO, RHAI HERRICX BENEDICTOS5Morning Star Montessori School Inc., Los BanosMerit Certificates
48ARANETA, PRINCE JOMARIE ROSIMO5Philippine Academy of SakyaMerit Certificates
49LAI, SAMANTHA RAE6Immaculate Conception Academy, GreenhillsMerit Certificates
50GONZALES, ANTON MIKHAIL NERY7De La Salle Santiago Zobel SchoolMerit Certificates
51LEE, PATRICIA HANNAH KAW7University of Santo Tomas, LegazpiMerit Certificates
52LEGASPI, PATRIC XAMWELL CRUZ7Philippine Science High School –  Main CampusMerit Certificates
53GALANDE, HANS CEDRIC LIM7Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolMerit Certificates
54SUA, MAEVEN VALERIE TAN8Immaculate Conception Academy, GreenhillsMerit Certificates
55ECHEVARRIA, CHELSEA MARIE FAJARDO9De La Salle Santiago Zobel SchoolMerit Certificates
56KWAN, SIGFRED KERWAYNE GO9Zamboanga Chong Hua High SchoolMerit Certificates
57DEQUITO, NOEL STEPHEN MARFIL9Xavier School, NuvaliMerit Certificates
58DY, NATHAN MAYER QUE9Philippine Science High School – WVCMerit Certificates
59LIM TIONG SOON, KRYSTAL ONG9Grace Christian CollegeMerit Certificates
60SALAZAR, JOSE CARLO CRUZ9Philippine Science High School, Bicol RegionMerit Certificates