05 February 2016
Jam-packed. 2015 Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awardees filled the stage at Phivolcs during the awarding ceremony held on 4 February.
Filipino science and mathematics wizards just keep getting better.
After setting a record 484 gold, silver and bronze medals from international science and mathematics competitions in 2014, our national contingents collected a total of 614 medals in 2015, stamping another memorable mark in the history books.
At the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards—an annual event organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) that recognizes students who win gold, silver and bronze medals in world science and mathematics contests—some of the medalists from Metro Manila and nearby provinces received their badges of honor from no less than DOST Secretary Mario Montejo. The ceremony was held on 4 February at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Diliman, Quezon City.
Of the total tally, 321 come from the national capital region, while 293 come from the other regions.