Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. continues winning streak in Philippine Programming Challenge

For four consecutive years, T.I.P.’s Computer Science students maintained their spot as among the top three winners of the Philippine Programming Challenge, an annual nationwide interschool coding battle.

Students from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City campus once again finished strong at the recently concluded Philippine Programing Challenge 2018 (PPC2018).

In an online meeting held on March 23, 2019, T.I.P. QC was announced as the third placer of the said competition, with the De La Salle University (DLSU) taking the second place and the University of the Philippines-Visayas in the top spot.

They bested 26 teams from 16 participating schools in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

T.I.P.’s winning team is composed of fourth and third year Computer Science students Blaise Brandon Cosico, John Stephen Danganan, Jessica Dionisio, Herson Aaron Husay, Michael Dave Martinez, Francis Kyle Mauricio, Efren Mercado Jr., Enrique Jose Ortega, Bill Carlo Vergara, and Francesca Maria Viduya. They received a cash prize worth Php10,000.

Since the PPC’s inception in 2015, T.I.P. students have consistently made it to the competition’s Top 3 teams. On its initial year, T.I.P. students ranked third. In 2016, they placed second and in 2017, two teams from T.I.P. took the first and third places.

PPC is an annual interschool coding battle that puts to test each team member’s programming skills through an individual examination. At the end of the exams, the teams with the highest collective average score are named the top winners.

This year's PPC is co-organized by CodersGuild.NET and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA).