Written by: Jesus M. Sulit, Jr., Br. Rafael Donato FSC Night High School Coordinator for Student Affairs and Formation
“Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more”, wrote Louis L’Amour, American novelist and short story writer. This is what the four-member BRafeNHS Robotics Team demonstrated on January 28, 2020 during the Inter-La Salle Robotics Games (ILSRG) 2020 at De La Salle University Araneta.
Snitching two major significant awards, the team astonished the spectators with their knowledge, abilities, and strategies in assembling, programming and manipulating their robots in two categories: Captain Court Football Game and Mission Challenge. The members were able to overcome the short period of preparation prior to the competition and managed to show confidence and determination until the end of the event.
The DLSZ community warmly congratulates the following victors:
Champion – Captain Court Football Game
1. John Daryl J. Ugaban (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2023)
2. Bianca N. Mapindan (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2021)
Second Place – Mission Challenge
1. Lance Leonardo Garcia (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2020)
2. Adriel Joseph I. Dimayuga (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2022)
An initiative of West Luzon Cluster of De La Salle Philippines, the ILSRG 2020 was anchored on the leitmotif “DLSU Cares: An Invitation to Stewardship” that brought together select students from different La Salle schools who showcased their ploy and dexterity in robotics with other elite teams.
Competed in the different events were De La Salle Araneta University, De La Salle University – Science and Technology Center, De La Salle Univerity – Lipa, Health and Sciences Institute, Jaime Hilario Integrated School La Salle, La Salle Greenhills and the De La Salle Zobel Robotics Elite Team together with the BRafeNHS Robotics Team.
Early last year, the DLSZ BRafeNHS Robotics Team likewise competed in the 18th Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO) Finals held on September 5, 2019 at the 4th Floor Cyberzone, SM Annex North EDSA, Quezon City where they received 10th and 11th Over-All Ranks from among the 170 competing JHS and SHS teams nationwide.
Below are the Robotics members who joined in 18th PRO:
JHS Regular Category (Over – All 10th Place)
- Adriel Joseph I. Dimayuga (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2022)
- Justin A. Labrador (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2022)
- John Daryl J. Ugaban (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2023)
SHS Regular Category (Over-All 11th Place)
- Jose Rene Q. Pinuela, Jr. (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2022)
- John Jayson P. Balane (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2021)
- Rein Christian S. Ebio (DLSZ BRafeNHS 2021)
Congratulations also to Mrs. Juliana Valencia-Corpuz, BRafeNHS Robotics Team Coach, for accompanying the students in the two competitions.