Grezel Vemb O. Repoylo, a BS Physics student of Caraga State University (CSU) – Main Campus, was declared champion in the recently concluded 25th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) Regional Championship held on November 12, 2019 at Big Daddy’s Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.
Repoylo bested nine other contestants from the different universities and colleges within the region. She was awarded a cash prize of Php15,000.00, a PSQ medal, and a certificate of recognition. Her coach, Breix Michael G. Agua, instructor of the same University was also given a special recognition and a PhP7,500.00 cash prize.
Chim Jeffrey R. Diaz, a BS Civil Engineering student of Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) came second, while Ryan Joshua P. Calo, a BS in Computer Engineering student of the same school was the third placer. They were awarded Php12,000.00 and Php9,000 cash prizes, respectively. They also received PSQ medals and certificates of recognition. Likewise, their respective winning coaches received certificates of recognition and cash prizes (Php6,0000 for second placer and Php4,500 for third placer).
Dr. Rosalinda C. Apura, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga Regional Director, said that the regional champion will represent Region XIII (Caraga) in the national finals. The said contest will be held on November 29, 2019 in Metro Manila. The contestant will be accompanied by her coach during the national finals. PSA will shoulder their place tickets and other expenses including food and hotel accommodation.
The PSQ is an annual competition designed for college freshmen enrolled in any private or public college or university in the Philippines. It aims 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 developmentplanning activities and win overall support for all government statistical activities.