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A Medical Laboratory Science student from the Saint Louis University (SLU)-Baguio City won the first place in the 19th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) National Finals held at the Assembly Hall, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Manila on December 8, 2010. It was the fourth time for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to dominate in the annual competition. Moreover, CAR was also represented by college freshmen from SLU-Baguio City when it grabbed the national championship trophy in 1999 and in 2008.

Gabrielle Paul S. Pascual, along with two other contestants, scored seven correct answers in round 1 putting them only on the second spot behind the national finalist from Region XI who was the top scorer at the beginning of the Quiz for having garnered a total of eight points. At the end of the second round, Pascual solely trails one point to the 16 points scored by the representative from Region VIII. It was a neck to neck battle among the 13 finalists who made it to the final and difficult round. CAR, Regions VI, and XI answered six out of 10 doubled-point questions apiece. When the accumulated scores in all the three rounds of questions and answers on statistical concepts, theories and problems were tabulated, Pascual earned the lead with a total of 27 points, enough to declare him as the national winner.

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