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Filipino Teams Triumph in Global ICT Competition Held in China

Filipino Teams at ICT Competition

A group of young Filipinos has made waves in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by clinching the grand prize for the Computing Track at the Global Finals of the Huawei ICT Competition in Shenzhen, China.

Their remarkable achievement highlights the Philippines’ growing prowess in the global ICT arena and underscores the potential of Filipino talents to excel on the international stage.

The Victory of Filipino Teams

The iACADEMY team, led by Nicholas Barilea, Ryan Caezar Itang, and Justine Benedict Umali, made history as the first Filipino team to secure this prestigious distinction. Their coaches, Professor Jayson Viernes and Dean Kiko Napalit, played instrumental roles in guiding them to success. Their success exemplifies the dedication, ingenuity, and collaborative spirit of Filipino students in tackling real-world challenges through innovative ICT solutions.

The Huawei ICT Competition stands as a prestigious platform uniting young ICT talents globally, fostering collaboration and competition. It encourages addressing contemporary issues through technology-driven solutions, shaping future innovation and expertise in the field. The Huawei ICT Competition 2023–2024 Global Final was held in Shenzhen on May 23-26, 2024.

Participation of Filipino teams in esteemed competitions not only showcases their technical skills but also solidifies the Philippines’ status as a hub for digital innovation. Their presence underscores the nation’s commitment to excellence in the global arena of technology.

iACADEMY’s Huawei ICT Competition win gained widespread acclaim, with President Vanessa Tanco expressing immense pride. The achievement highlights iACADEMY’s dedication to fostering excellence in technology and innovation. Their success underscores the institution’s commitment to fostering excellence in technology and innovation among its students.

The Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) garnered accolades, winning the TECH4ALL Digital Inclusion Award for their innovative healthcare project. Their approach highlights the transformative power of technology in advancing healthcare accessibility and quality.

Inspiring Future Generations

The success of Filipino teams in the Huawei ICT Competition serves as an inspiration for aspiring ICT professionals in the Philippines. These young talents exemplify Filipino youth’s immense potential in the global ICT landscape. Their achievements underscore the capacity of Filipino youth to make impactful contributions on a global scale.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), represented by Undersecretary Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, extends its congratulations to the Filipino teams for their outstanding performance. Their achievements highlight the vital role of collaboration between the government and the private sector in fostering digital innovation. This collaboration creates opportunities for Filipino talents to showcase their skills and excel globally.

The success of Filipino teams in the Huawei ICT Competition reflects the country’s growing prominence in the global ICT arena. Filipino students’ skills, creativity, and determination pave the way for a future where the Philippines is a digital innovation powerhouse. Their efforts contribute to shaping a landscape where Filipino excellence is globally recognized.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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