Sunday, December 21, 2008

UP Aguman holds the "Pautakan: The Last Mind Standing"

December 20, 2008 – More than 50 high school Kapampangan students trooped to Wow Hilaga (formerly Paskuhan Village) for the chance to win the medals and prizes and be declared the “Last Mind Standing” for the special edition of the Pautakan. “Pautakan: The Last Mind Standing” is an individual completion version of the annual UP Aguman academic competition that is the Pautakan. It is jointly presented by the resident members and the UP Aguman Alumni Association, in celebration of the organization’s 35th anniversary.

The 35-questions Elimination Round commenced right after the Opening Ceremonies. The Top 8 scorers in this round qualified for the Quarterfinals. They are the following:

Madison Dominguez, 4th Year, Mabalacat (Don Bosco Academy), 225pts
Jose Daniel Torres, 3rd Year, Angeles City (ACHS - Special Science Class), 220pts
Adrian Neil Pineda, 4th Year, City of San Fernando (Holy Angel University), 210pts
Joe Carmel Lopez, 4th Year, Mexico (Pampanga High School), 190pts
Fred Gerald Macapinlac, 4th Year, City of San Fernando (Pampanga High School), 185pts
Renato Galvan Jr, 4th Year, Angeles City (Holy Family Academy), 180pts*
Aimar Joy Dimal, 3rd Year, Angeles City (
ACHS - Special Science Class), 180pts
Cathrene Lugtu, 4th Year, Mexico (Pampanga High School), 165pts
*The tie was broken during the Clincher Round


LEFT: The AguPips take a group picture after the successful event
RIGHT: The 50+ contestants squeezed their brains to answer the 35 questions during the Eliminations


The rank during the Eliminations determined the pairings for the Quarterfinal Encounters. The final results are shown in the table below.



Here’s the final list of winners and their prizes:
CHAMPION – The Last Mind Standing, P5,000 and UP Aguman medal
Renato Galvan Jr, 4th Year, Angeles City
2nd Place, P3,000 and UP Aguman medal: Madison Dominguez, 4th Year, Mabalacat
3rd Place, P1,500 and UP Aguman medal: Jose Daniel Torres, 3rd Year, Angeles City
4th Place, P500 and UP Aguman medal: Joe Carmel Lopez, 4th Year, Mexico
Quarterfinalists (P300 + certificates):
Adrian Neil Pineda, 4th Year, City of San Fernando
Fred Gerald Macapinlac, 4th Year, City of San Fernando
Aimar Joy Dimal, 3rd Year, Angeles City
Cathrene Lugtu, 4th Year, Mexico


LEFT: The Pautakan Last Mind Standing, Renato Galvan, Jr from Angeles City
RIGHT: The Top 8 contestants with their medals and prizes


A number of UP Aguman Alumni graced the event:
Rene De Guzman
Dexter Grajeda
Michael Peñalba
Leah Salta
Daphne Villanueva
April Parilla
Hazel Tobias

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