The DOST-Science Education Institute together with Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG), Philippines say that all systems are ON for the conduct of the forthcoming 2008 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) which is scheduled worldwide on Thursday July 31, 2008 at 8:00 o'clock in the morning.REGION 1 Ilocos Region (Contest Venue: La Marea Academy)Contact Person: Ms. Consesa Rapacon-Contact No. 075 522 2435REGION 3 Central Luzon (Contest Venue: Bayanihan Institute)Contac Person: Engr. Edgardo Domingo-Mobile # 0917-514-8789REGION 3 Bulacan (Contest Venue: St. Mary's College of Baliwag)Contact Person: Ms. Marilene Ramos-Contac No. (044) 766-2265 / 0915-9069673REGION 4A Laguna (Contest Venue: Colegio San Agustin - Biñan)Contact Person: Mr. Elmer Apistar-Contact No.(02) 694-2151 Local-227/09204339224REGION 4A Cavite (Contest Venue: Cavite School of Life)Contact Person: Mrs. Dolores Reyes- Contact No. 0918-4187640REGION 4B Palawan Region (Contest Venue: Palawan Hope Christian School)Contact Person: Ms. Cecille K. Ong-Contact No. (048) 433-2849/434-2500REGION 5 Bicol RegionA. Naga City (Contest Venue: Naga Hope Christian School)Contact Person: Ms. Sioc Bee Chan Azajar-Contact No. Tel. # (054) 473-8340B. Legaspi City (Aquinas University Science High School)Contact Person: Ms. Rosalinda Barquez-Contact No. (052) 482-0540REGION 6 Western Visayas (Contest Venue: Trinity Christian School)Contact Person: Ms. Esther Jane Uy-Contact No. (034) 434-3924 to 25/09215183637REGION 6 Western Visayas (Contest Venue: Iloilo Central Commercial High School)Contact Person: Mr. Jonathan Glorial -Contact No. Tel. # (033) 320-0870/ 0918-9282512REGION 7 Central Visayas (Contest Venue: Bethany Christian School)Contact Person: Mrs. Teresita Holaysan -Contact No. (032)-262-0140REGION 8 Eastern Visayas (Contest Venue: Leyte Progressive High School)Contact Person: Mr. Joseph L. Guadayo- Contact No. (053) 524-9231/09158358062REGION 9 Western Mindanao (Contest Venue: Zamboanga Chong Hua High School)Contact Person: Dr. Simon L. Chua-Contact No. (062) 992-3045REGION 10 Northern Mindanao and Lanao Del Norte (Contest Venue: Oro Christian Grace School)Contact Person: Mr. Robert Chee-Contact No. Tel.# (088) 227-23705, (088) 857-1526Contact Person: Ms. Leila Bernaldez-Contact No. Tel. # (063) 223-2350/ 0916-3701268REGION 11 Davao City (Center: Davao Christian High School)Contact Person: Mr. Oscar Honorario-Contact No. (082) 227-9725, Mobile # 0916-353-4464REGION 12 South Cotabato (Contest Venue: General Santos Hope Christian School)Contact Person: Mr. George Lim-Contact No. (083) 552-6468, Mobile # 0917-7267492METRO MANILAContest Venues:A. Grace Christian College- schools coming from Malabon, Navotas City, Pasig City, Marikina City, Kaloocan City, San Juan, Mandaluyong City and Quezon CityContact Person: Josephine Lorenzo Tan-Contact No. (02) 366-2000 local 115B. St. Stephen’s High School- schools coming from Manila, Las Pinas City, Muntinlupa City, Parañaque City, Makati City, Pasay City, Pateros and Taguig City.Contact Person: Mr. Tom Chu,his contact No. (02) 254-8756, mobile no. 0916-6516139China Special Center in ChinaChina Southeast Math OlympiadSince the competition will take place under exam condition, then the following guidelines are disclosed so that the participants will not only be guided accordingly but also be reminded of the “What to do’s” and “What to know’s” during the contest.A. Participants must be at the testing venue 30 minutes before the contest time. Please be in your complete school uniform. Always display your school ID in the duration of the competition.B. Use only B or 2B Lead pencil. Ballpoint and ink pen or faint pencil markings may not activate the computer reader and if so, answer sheets cannot be read and are therefore treated as being unanswered.C. Do not make ANY other marks on your answer sheet as these may make the sheet unreadable.D. During the Exam:* Silence is to be maintained at all times.* You must not leave your seats. If you have any other questions or problems, please raise your hand and wait for a supervisor.* Working time allowed is:- Middle Primary and Upper Primary papers: 1 hour (60 minutes)- Junior, Intermediate and Senior papers: 1 and 15 minutes (75 minutes)* There is no extra reading time.* There are 25 multiple-choice questions, each with 5 possible answers given, and 5 questions that require a whole number between 000 and 999. The questions generally get harder as you work through the paper.* The questions have been thoroughly checked. Each question stands as written. No further explanation of questions can be provided.* This is a competition not a test; do not expect to answer all questions. You are only competing against your own grade/year, so different grades/years doing the same paper are not compared.* Read the instructions on the Answer Sheet carefully. Ensure your name, division; school and school year are filled in. It is your responsibility that the Answer Sheet is correctly coded.* Diagrams are NOT drawn to scale. They are only intended as aids.* When your teacher gives the signal, begin working on the problems.* If you wish to leave the room, a supervisor must accompany you.E. The Answer Sheet* Record your answer on the reverse of the Answer Sheet (not on the question paper) by FULLY coloring/blackening the circle matching your answer.* Your Answer Sheet will be read by the machine. The machine will see markings even if they are in wrong places so please be careful not to doodle or write anything extra on the Answer Sheet. If you want to change an answer or remove any marks use a plastic eraser and be sure to remove all marks and smudges.F. Scoring System:Questions 1 to 10 are worth 3 points, 11 to 20 are worth 4 points and 21 to 25 are worth 5 points. Questions 26 to 30 are worth 6,7,8,9 and 10 points respectively. No penalties apply for wrong answers. Maximum score equals 135 points.G. Other Important Concerns:* Middle Primary and Upper Primary contestants may work on scratch paper and teachers may explain the meaning of words in the paper. We do not allow the use of calculator.* Junior, Intermediate and Senior contestants: NO calculators, slide rules, log tables, math stencils, mobile phones or other calculating aids are permitted.* A language dictionary may be used, but it must first be thoroughly scrutinized by a supervisor.Graph paper, ruler and compasses are allowed but are not needed.* Borrowing of equipment is strictly NOT allowed.