THE PHILIPPINE BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD 2019
Ateneo de Manila University
Philippine Biology Olympiad
The Philippine Biology Olympiad (PBO) is the country's premier biology competition for students of grades 7 to 12 and serves as the venue for selection of the country's representatives to the annual International
Biology Olympiad (IBO). The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has endorsed the Department of Biology of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Ateneo Biological Organization - eXplore. eXperience.
eXcel (BOx) as the official organizers of the PBO.
Known as the Ateneo BioCamp from 2012 to 2017, the competition has enabled students to participate in events such as seminars, forums, laboratory workshops, a quiz bee, and an amazing race. All of these activities aim to enhance the students' interest, passion, and skills in the biological sciences; increase awareness on issues in biology, particularly biodiversity; and promote camaraderie among young biologists in the making. Now on its second year as the Philippine Biology Olympiad, the event will again select the four best performing participants and will declare them as the OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE IBO.
Ateneo de Manila University Campus Map
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Philippine Biology Olympiad 2019: Sisid will be held on February 23-24, 2019. All activities will be held inside the Ateneo de Manila University campus.
No. Only those who have registered online and paid the registration fee can attend and participate in PBO 2019: Sisid.
If you have registered and paid the registration fee for the event, please refer to the Event Mechanics document in the Confirmation Kit sent through email to the coaches.
Observers will not be allowed during the event. Only one (1) coach may accompany the representing team/s (one or two) of the school.
The PBO organizing committees do not require the schools' representatives (participants and coaches) to arrange accommodations. Although, we do suggest that the schools' representatives should arrange accommodations for their convenience, ESPECIALLY IF they come from areas far from Quezon City, or from areas that are affected by heavy traffic.
If you have registered and paid the registration fee for the event, please refer to the accommodations brochure in the Confirmation Kit sent through email to the coaches. You may ask us for further questions, but you (the participating school, and/or its participants) will be responsible for contacting, booking, and payment of the dormitories or hotels.
Each student is advised to bring their own water jug, needed medications, and a set of extra clothes as there may be a possibility of spills in activities, and some activities would require a lot of movement. Each student must also bring their own writing materials and are advised to bring coloring materials (refer to Section 3.1.2 of the Poster Making Mechanics in the Event Mechanics document for the list of allowed coloring materials).
Since this event will comprise of physical activities as well, we will require you to wear your school’s PE uniform on the first day, then the official PBO participant shirt on the second day, along with pants, and closed shoes (preferably sneakers or rubber shoes) for both days. The official PBO 2018 ID must be worn at all times during the event.
The materials inclusive of the fee (an ID for the coach and each of the participants, and a kit for each participant containing a PBO shirt, sling bag, primer, and lab gown) will be given upon your team’s registration on the first day.
No. The amazing race is considered as a culminating event only. Therefore, the scores garnered in the amazing race will not affect the team's overall score and will not be considered as a factor for determining the winners for this event.
Philippine Biology Olympiad 2019: Sisid
Ateneo de Manila University – Biology Department
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila
Tel No.: (+632) 426-6001 loc. 5610
Fax No.: (+632) 426-1034
Cellphone No.: +63 945 134 5308