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 BioCamp for the last six years, PBO event has enabled students to participate in such activities 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. Starting this year, the four best performing participants will be declared the official representatives of the Philippines to the IBO.

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Check out the 79 participating schools around the Philippines and the schedule of events, and join us as we countdown to PBO 2018!

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See you there!



Ateneo de Manila University

Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines,

Saturday to Sunday, February 17 to 18, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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