I was supposed to post this great news a few days ago, but a rash of offline events (LIRA, komiks, etc.) kept me from blogging. I got this from the UP CS Network mailing list (edited for clarity):
The First Philippine National Programming Competition (ACM-ICPC Philippines 2007) was held last October 20 at De La Salle Canlubang. Fifty teams from 24 different schools in the Philippines joined the contest, and we are proud to announce that out of the 50, 3 teams from UP Diliman, specifically from the Department of Computer Science, got into the Top 10! Well, that’s not all because one of our teams happened to be the ACM-ICPC PHILIPPINES 2007 CHAMPION!
Marte Raphael Soliza
Ralph Rainier Pineda
Reginald Eli Deinla
ACM-ICPC PHILIPPINES 2007 CHAMPION
Ralph Justin Arce
Vanessa Rose Castro
ACM-ICPC PHILIPPINES 2007 FIFTH PLACER
John Kristofferson Sanchez
Wigi Vei Oliveros
Pio Ryan Lumongsod
ACM-ICPC 2007 NINTH PLACER
and, last but not the least, the Champion Coach who helped the UPD teams make it this far,
Sir Eric Tambasacan
UP DILIMAN TEAM COACH
Many thanks to Diwa del Mundo for pointing me toward Dr. Rafael SaldaÃ±a’s blog post on the official results of the prestigious competition. The top 10 teams and their schools:
- University of the Philippines Diliman - “U.P Morons”
- Ateneo de Manila University - “cxxC”
- University of the Philippines Los BaÃ±os - “Heaven”
- Ateneo de Manila University - “Team Automata”
- University of the Philippines Diliman - “Team 43″
- De La Salle University Manila - “DLSU-2″
- Ateneo de Manila University - “Excessive Output”
- De La Salle University Manila - “DLSU-1″
- University of the Philippines Diliman - “Team 45″
- Ateneo de Manila University - “eTeam”
You can check out Dr. SaldaÃ±a’s blog archives for the complete rankings and the programming problems given to the contestants.
Congrats to the aforementioned students for doing UP Diliman proud — this is a worthy advance gift for the school’s upcoming Centennial, and a great follow-up to UP ACM’s 4th international award last July and the recent Yahoo! Philippines Hack Day.
Mabuhay ang Unibersidad!
P.S. Do greet my dearest Ia Lucero a very happy birthday!