MTG Philippines and SM Supermalls sealed a partnership through the signing of a
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) providing a framework of cooperation to promote
Sudoku puzzles and mathematics in the Philippines. The formal MOA signing took
place at the conference room of the SM Corporate Office in Mall of Asia
Complex, Pasay City on May 21, 2013.
MOA has laid out the cooperative terms entered upon by the main signatories, Dr. Simon Chua, President of MTG
Philippines and Ms. Millie Dizon, SM
Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Affixing their signature in
the document as witnesses were Dr.
Eduardo Dela Cruz, MTG Vice President for Training and Development, Mrs. Myrna Agtarap, MTG Adviser and Mr. Lucero Ong, Assistant Vice
President of Collins Trading International, Inc.
written understanding of the agreement between the parties includes not just
conducting the 8th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) but also
holding the math contest dubbed as MTG-SM-SHARP Math Trail and Problem Solving
Competition to be participated in by schools in Metro Manila and adjacent
year, the 8th PSSC regional elimination round shall be held
simultaneously on October 19, 2013 in selected SM Supermalls in the country.
The national finals shall be February 1, 2014 at SM City North EDSA, The Annex,
in Quezon City.
elimination round of the math contest, usually conducted for high school
students, is set on
October 12, 2013 at SM San Lazaro and SM Parañaque while the final round is
scheduled on February 2, 2014 at SM City North EDSA Annex.
The MTG’s partnership with SM Supermalls is the
6th year now. This joint venture to promote Sudoku in the
Philippines saw the emergence of champions in the persons of Sarah Jane Cua of
Pangasinan Universal Institute who swept the competition away in Singapore for
two years in 2008 and 2010 while John Robert Valcos of St Mary's College of
Baliwag, Bulacan, who bested the major title in Thailand in 2009.