Placing second to him was Gerald Valdez of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology while Ian El Quito of Mother Of Good Counsel Seminary in Pampanga placed third.
“The Quiz Bee is a competition organized annually by a non-profit foundation of the same name that has become a barometer of academic excellence for more than a quarter of a century,” Lora Yusi of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office III explained.
“Four types of Quiz Bee are regularly held for different age groups: a) General Information and International Affairs for College, b) Science and Technology for High School, c) Mathematics and d) Makabayan (Philippine History, Culture and Values) for Elementary,” Yusi added.
To earn a spot in the finals, a student must win the school, district, division and regional eliminations.
Quiz Bee Foundation holds these eliminations in partnership with the Department of Education (for elementary and high school), CHED (for college) and Department of Interior and Local Government.
Ten questions are asked in the eliminations and finals for all levels: two with one point each for the easy round, three with two points each for the average round, and five with three points each for the difficult round.
Clincher questions, valuing five points each, are asked in case of tie.
The provincial government of Bataan headed by Gov Abet S Garcia, together with Cong Tet Garcia and Balanga City mayor Joet Garcia has long been providing millions of pesos of educational assistance to poor but deserving students.