We are happy to present the Philippine team to this year’s International Olympiad in Informatics hosted by Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They will represent the country in the world’s most prestigious computing competition for high school students.
Raphael Dylan Dalida
Grade 11, Philippine Science High School Main Campus
Dylan has been interested in competitive programming since eighth grade. After joining the NOI, his drive for competitive programming skyrocketed, and he has joined the NOI every year since. Programming enabled him to be more focused and to relieve stress during the pandemic. Programming isn’t his only stress reliever, though! He also spends time playing the piano.
Cassidy Kyler Tan
Grade 11, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School
Cassidy was first exposed to programming in Grade 6, where he taught himself C++ after learning HTML in school. He first joined NOI.PH in Grade 9 after he heard about it in his Python class. He has since come to enjoy competitive programming and aims to use his experience to drive his future projects. In his life outside informatics, he goes on adventures with his friends during their D&D sessions.
Frederick Ivan Tan
Grade 12, Philippine Science High School Main Campus
Ivan is someone who was always interested in programming. His father taught him basic programming during grade 5 and Ivan fell in love with it. From the first script he created on his iPad mini to his studying of different algorithms and data structures, he knew that computer science would be his future. He likes playing frisbee and video games with friends — but uses discs only in the former!
Filbert Ephraim Wu
Grade 10, Victory Christian International School
Ephraim first discovered computer programming from his brother back in 2017, when his kuya showed him a program that “did some magic with arrays”. Ephraim likes speed — in both programming and cubing. He once solved a 3×3 Rubik’s cube in under ten seconds! On top of all these, he also enjoys cityscape photography and has been taking pictures of the Manila skyline every day.