This letter to the editor nags at one’s conscience; it’s a gentle, graceful reminder (written several days ago) that even poorly equipped schools from "the provinces" can top national competitions, given smart students and caring faculty.
The Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus has been in the Philippine Robotics Olympiad twice; last year, we were among the finalists. This year, our team — consisting of members Jan Karlo de la Cruz, Ian Carlo Zuñiga and John Christopher Azcarraga; and coach Sevedeo J. Malate — topped the Robot Adventure Category. In fact, the team, together with the students featured in your paper, is currently in China for the world finals.
I visited this very campus only last month; I found straitened circumstances, but a lively life of the mind.