06 Aug 2012
A team of three fourth year high school students from different schools in the Philippines bagged the championship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Quiz Regional Competition held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Aug. 3.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila, the Philippine Team bested 27 other contestants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in winning the title.
The Philippine Team was composed of high school seniors Franchesca Anne Inacay of St. Albert the Great School in Dagupan City (Region I), Kristiyanne Paul de Pedro of Koronadal National Comprehensive High School (Region XII) and Maria Angela Krizelle Rubin of San Joaquin National High School in Calbayog (Region VIII).
The Filipino trio grabbed a total score of 71 points. Cambodia came close with 70 points while Thailand scored 68 points.
The competition had three rounds: The first round, which consisted of the True or False items (20 points), the second round, which consisted of the Multiple Choice items (20 points), and the third round, which consisted of the Fill in the Blanks items (40 points).
In the first round, the Philippine Team got a perfect score of 20 points. In the second round, the team got 19 out of 20 points while in the third round, the team earned 32 points.
During the competition, the students answered questions on politics, economy, security, sports, culture, tourism, science and technology.
The Philippines has been consistent in winning the ASEAN Quiz Regional Competition, the DFA noted.
In 2002, the Philippines won first and second places in the individual delegate category of the competition.
In 2004, the country copped first place while in 2006, the Philippines came in second. The Philippines won the first place again in 2009.
Meanwhile, the DFA said that secondary schools that want to participate in the next ASEAN Quiz Competition may e-mail the Department’s ASEAN Secretariat at email@example.com.