City Mayor Constantino “Tinnex” Jaraula today congratulated two outstanding pupils from City Central School who brought pride and honor to Cagayan de Oro City when they reaped awards in an international Math competition held recently in India and Singapore.

The two outstanding awardees from the City Central School are Paul Carlo Diamond G. Salise and France Patrick C. Villamor.  City Central School Principal Shirley Merida, along with Math Supervisor Leobelito Obsioma, Coach Eden Toredes and Assistant to the Principal Andy Ligsanan presented the two pupils before City Hall officials and employees during this morning’s flag raising ceremony. Mayor Jaraula particularly cited Salise’s excellent and sterling performance when he took home a silver and bronze medals after competing in the “Wizards at Mathematics International Competition (WIZMIC)” held on October 27-30, 2009 in India.

While Villamor bagged a bronze medal when he competed in the “5th International Mathematics Competition” held from August 20-24, 2009 in Singapore.

The City Government of Cagayan de Oro through Mayor Jaraula extended some financial assistance to the two pupils in order to help them defray the high international travel costs and expenses. 

For their feat as members of the Philippine team delegation, Salise and Villamor will again travel abroad to compete in the “6th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad” slated on November 8-14, 2009 in Indonesia.

Salise will showcase his talents and wits in the Science category while Villamor will strut his skills in the Math Category during the said forthcoming international competition.

With the assurance of Mayor Jaraula, the two local genius in the field of Science and Mathematics will also receive financial aid from the city government for their travel and participation as they bring the name and honor of Cagayan de Oro City.

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