There were 210 participants who took the 20th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Stage for Region 5. Of these, eight made it to the Area Stage:
- Gabrielle Jackie C. Candano (University of Santo Tomas Legazpi)
- Dale Angelo A. Cortez (Ateneo de Naga University Senior High School)
- Jericho M. Fraginal (Ateneo de Naga University Senior High School)
- Jose C. Ibarrientos (University of Saint Anthony)
- John Angelo O. Oringo (Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus)
- Jude Ericsson B. Regorgo (University of Santo Tomas Legazpi)
- Errol John E. Suarez (University of Santo Tomas Legazpi)
- Hans Mackenzie D. Uy (Saint Joseph School)
The list of 50 area stage qualifiers for Luzon (excluding those from the National Capital Region) is here. There were 51 area stage qualifiers from NCR, 55 from Visayas, and 52 from Mindanao.
The Area Stage for Region 5 will be held on November 25, 2017 at room AL411A of the
newly-built Fr. Godofredo Alingal, S.J. Hall in the Bagumbayan campus of Ateneo de Naga University. Registration starts at 12:30 pm (in the same room). Reproduced below is an announcement from the PMO staff:
Reminders for the Coaches and Students (Re: 20th PMO Area Stage)
- The PMO Area Stage is on November 25, 2017.
- Confirm the testing venue with the PMO coordinator in your region before the exam date. You may find his/her name, address and contact number at the PMO website (http://pmo.ph). S/he is the same coordinator during the qualifying stage.
- On November 25, 2017, arrive at the testing center early. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm and the exam will begin promptly at 2:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Late examinees will not be given additional time.
- The student must bring his/her school ID for identification.
- Each student must bring his/her own blue or black pen for the exam. (All final answers and solutions to the examination must be in blue or black ink.)
- Students will be allowed to use rulers, protractors and compasses.
- Calculators will NOT be allowed.
- The examination will consist of two parts. The first part has 20 questions that require the final answers only and the second part has 3 open-ended questions that require complete solutions.
- The names of the students who will qualify for the national stage will be released on or before December 20, 2017.
- The top 3 scorers in each area will be given medals and subsidized fare to attend the National Finals and Awarding Program.