Pitogo High School Wins Four in ‘Tagisang Robotics’ 2022 – Manila Bulletin

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Pitogo High School earned another championship title in Tagisang Robotics: Design. To build. Play 2022 as it returned using a hybrid format.

Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

According to the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the school won Top Team in 2019, Top Rookie Team and Top Team in 2013, and Top Team again in 2014 .

With their recent win, Pitogo High School proved they were still the team to beat in the robotics competition held on May 27th.

Pitogo HS scored a total of 3,000 points and recorded the shortest time to complete the final task, which is to detect, lift and deliver colored pallets to their designated spots on the playing field.

The Pitogo HS team, made up of students Allen Reilan Bustamante, Nathan Enzo Saludo, Rose Nelyn Andalajao and Gaudy Lhuan Macato, will receive a P120,000 grant and a trophy. Their coach, Florante Ferrer, one of the veteran coaches in the competition, will receive a cash prize of P30,000.

Meanwhile, Caloocan National Science and Technology High School (CalNatSci) was hailed as the top runner-up with 2,800 points, while Taguig City Science High School finished second with 2,600 points.

CalNatSci students Angelo Paolo Atip, Gabriel Peter Pacoma, Danielle Faye Alba, Anjae Maria Bejerano won a trophy and P80,000 grant. Taguig City Science HS students Jaisa Julene Mataac, Julyenne Alexander Borais, Steven Andrei Fontiveros and Anastacia Freyja Cabugon will receive Php40,000 in cash and a trophy. The coaches of the first runner-up and the second runner-up will receive cash prizes of 20,000 and 10,000 pesos respectively.

National Science High School Rizal, meanwhile, won the title of most valuable team after achieving the highest combined scores in the qualifying matches held in series before the final game. Through these matches, the Top 8 finalists were selected and allowed to participate in the Hybrid Championship match.

DOST-SEI has been leading the Tagisang Robotics since 2011 to arouse the interest of high school students in robotics so that they discover their potentials in the fields of engineering and information technology.

“The potential is something that is always there, especially when talking about the Filipino youth. The only challenge is how we can refine and harness it, and ensure that effective programs are implemented to make it happen. said.

DOST-SEI said that with the new format of the Tagisang Robotics competition, participating teams were allowed to remotely upload their previously tested codes, operate the robot autonomously on site, and complete the task of delivering efficiently. the colored paddles to the designated positions on the playing field. field as soon as possible.

“This new game format heralds an innovative way to deliver technology-based competitions in the context of restrictions in place due to the pandemic. Likewise, it offers a creative solution to the future challenges of running highly engaging competitions despite the presence of remote participants,” the agency said.

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