The 10th Philippine Geography Olympiad has been MOVED TO MARCH 7-8, 2020 due to the Department of Education’s  DepEd Memo no.15 s. 2020 regarding Coronavirus.

Welcome to the official website of the Philippine Geography Olympiad!

Philippine Geography Olympiad (PGO) is the premier nationwide inter-high school geography olympiad presented by the Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines (GSUP) and the IAYG Family. PGO is recognized by the International Geography Olympiad (iGEO) of the International Geographical Union (IGU).

Information

The 10th Philippine Geography Olympiad is DepEd recognized! Don’t forget to pre-register so that you don’t miss the chance to represent your school and our country for the 2020 International Geography Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey!

  • PGO is open to all secondary schools in the Philippines. Simply gather a team of two students enrolled in Grades 9 to 12 who are aged between 16 to 19 years old by June 30, 2020.
  • PGO 10 will be held on March 7-8, 2020 at the Melchor Hall Theater, UP Diliman.
  • Walk- ins are accepted. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sample Questions

(The answers can be found by clicking each image) 

Questions?

A. Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

Explanation: a) Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary was proclaimed in 2014; all the others are on the tentative list.

The answer is C. Prorupt!

The answer to this question is C. Antipolo City, Rizal

Explanation: On March 14, 2011, former President Benigno Aquino; declared the city as a "highly-urbanized city" according to Proclamation No. 124 s. 2011. However, the proclamation has yet to be ratified in a plebiscite, therefore it is still considered a 1st class component city.

The answer is D. West!

The answer is West because of two reasons:

1) The orientation of the map is given, showing the North arrow pointing towards the direction of the magnetic North Pole, orienting the other directions.

2) The question asks the shortest distance to Brazil from Madagascar, given the already known orientation of the map, the shortest route would be West through the Atlantic.