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Maria Angela Yabut Represents Baguio City in International Biology Olympiad

Maria Angela Yabut, a bright talent from Baguio City, aims to champion biology at the International Biology Olympiad, bringing pride to her city.

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Maria Angela Yabut, a bright young talent from Baguio City, is on a mission to champion biology on the global stage at the International Biology Olympiad, making her city proud with her remarkable achievements.

Maria Angela Yabut, a student-biologist from Baguio City, Philippines, has been selected as one of the Philippine representatives for the prestigious International Biology Olympiad (IBO) to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. This global event, scheduled for July, will gather over 1,000 participants from more than 80 countries, showcasing the brightest young minds in biology from around the world.

Maria Angela Yabut's Journey to IBO

Maria Angela Yabut, a Grade 12 student at the Philippine Science High School - Cordillera campus, has demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication in the field of biology. Her journey to the International Biology Olympiad began with her outstanding performance in the Philippine Biology Olympiad, held at Ateneo de Manila University from March 15 to 17.

According to officials from PSHS - Cordillera, Yabut's journey in the Philippine Biology Olympiad was marked by her consistent progress through the ranks. "Yabut made it to the list of top 55 finalists first, then she advanced to top 20, and finally to top 5, which earned her a coveted spot to represent the Philippines in the IBO," stated representatives from PSHS - Cordillera.

PSHS - Cordillera's Outstanding Student-Biologists

Yabut is not the only student from the Philippine Science High School - Cordillera campus to shine in the Philippine Biology Olympiad. Juliene Nathalia Barcellano, a Grade 10 student, and Joe Mark Aglolo, a Grade 12 student, also made significant achievements by securing spots among the top 55 finalists.

The success of these students underscores the academic excellence and rigorous training provided by PSHS - Cordillera in nurturing young talents in the field of biology. It reflects the school's commitment to fostering a culture of scientific inquiry and innovation among its students.

The Significance of IBO Participation

Participating in the International Biology Olympiad not only provides an unparalleled platform for students to showcase their knowledge and skills but also fosters cultural exchange and international collaboration in the field of biology. It offers participants the opportunity to interact with peers from diverse backgrounds, share experiences, and forge lifelong connections with fellow budding scientists from around the globe.

Yabut's selection as one of the Philippine representatives for the IBO is a testament to her passion for biology and her dedication to academic excellence. As she prepares to compete on the global stage, she serves as an inspiration to aspiring young biologists across the Philippines, demonstrating that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.


Maria Angela Yabut's journey from Baguio City to the International Biology Olympiad in Astana, Kazakhstan, is a testament to her outstanding talent and dedication in the field of biology. Alongside her peers from the Philippine Science High School - Cordillera campus, she has demonstrated the academic excellence and commitment to scientific inquiry that define the school's ethos.

As Yabut and her fellow representatives gear up for the competition, they carry with them the hopes and aspirations of their school, their country, and the entire Filipino scientific community. Their participation in the IBO not only showcases their individual achievements but also highlights the potential of Filipino youth to excel on the global stage of scientific inquiry and innovation.

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