[Cebu City] June 09, 2022— Pitogo High School in Makati City continued its winning streak by earning the “Tagisang Robotics: Design. Build. Play” during the competition’s return this year using a hybrid format.
Pitogo High School proved once again that they were the team to defeat in the robotics competition held on May 27 as they won the Best Team 2022.
They earned a total of 3,000 points for completing the last job, which required them to sense, lift, and deliver colorful pallets to their respective locations on the playing field in the quickest time.
The Pitogo High School team is composed of students Allen Reilan Bustamante, Nathan Enzo Saludo, Rose Nelyn Andalajao, and Gaudy Lhuan Macato, and their veteran coach, Florante Ferrer.
The students will get a monetary prize of P120,00 as well as a trophy. The coach, on the other hand, would earn a P30,000 cash prize.
Meanwhile, Caloocan National Science and Technology High School (CalNatSci) was named first runner-up with 2,800 points, followed by Taguig City Science High School with 2,600 points.
Pitogo High School has now a total of 4 Tagisang Robotics championships:
- Best Team, 2022
- Best Team, 2019
- Best Team, 2014 (last run before 2019)
- Best Team and Best Rookie Team, 2013
The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has been hosting Tagisang Robotics since 2011 to spark high school students’ interest in robotics and help them explore their potential in the fields of engineering information technology.
“Potential is something that is always there especially when talking about the Filipino youth. The only challenge is on how we can hone and harness it, and make sure that effective programs are implemented for it to be realized, “ said DOST-SEI’s Chief of the Science and Technology Manpower Education Research and Promotions Division, Dr. Ruby R. Cristobal