Ms. Mariel P. Makinano, Science Research Specialist II of DOST Caraga, bested her fellow contestants in the final rounds of the contest.
Mr. Edwin A. Ausa (PPDO Surigao del Norte) placed second, followed by Ms. Frances Liane Matildo (MGB) who ranked third, Mr. Bill Carlo Baconguis (CHED) got the fourth place, and Jason Ryan Tabada (BFP) for the fifth place.
There were seventeen (17) contestants from the different participating agencies vying for the championship in the Stats and Ladders contest.
Winners received cash prizes, medals and certificates of recognition. Non-winners received tokens and certificates of participation.
Stats and Ladders was one of the highlights of the NSM Opening Ceremony. Sharing the same concept as the board game classic “Snakes and Ladders”, Stats and Ladders is a “life-size” board game comprised of two or more players all sharing the same objective of reaching the last board tile.
The questions came from the infographics prepared by PSA Technical Staff. These infographics were provided to all invited participating agencies. (Contributed by Presa P. Villarina)