Where will the event be held?
All activities will be held inside the Ateneo de Manila University campus
What are the mechanics/guidelines for each event?
Please refer to the Event Mechanics document sent in this Confirmation Kit.
Will observers be allowed for the event?
Observers will not be allowed during the event. Only one (1) coach may accompany the representing team/s (one or two) of the school.
Will we be allowed to bring our own car/s and driver/s to Ateneo?
Yes. Should the school choose to have their own driver/s bring them to the event in their own car/s, please fill out the Car and Drivers from through this link (http://bit.ly/ PBO2018Cars DriversForm).
We would like to avail of accommodations. Who can we coordinate with?
Please refer to the accommodations brochure sent in this Confirmation Kit. You may ask us for further questions, but you will be responsible for contacting and booking the dormitories or hotels for your team/s.
What do we need to bring for the PBO?
Each student is advised to bring their own water jug, needed medications, and an set of extra clothes, writing materials, and scientific calculators. Graphing calculators are not allowed. Calculators will be checked before all the tests.
What attire should be worn by the participants on both days?
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 PBO 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.
When will we be able to receive the shirts and other materials?
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.
Will the scores garnered in the Amazing Race affect the overall score of the team?
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.
Can we purchase PBO shirts aside from the shirts that will be provided for the participants?
Yes. You can order through this website or through our Facebook page (fb.com/pbolympiad). Please view the merchandise section of this website to check the shirts that we are selling. If you are interested, please make sure to click the order now button and fill out the order form as we cannot guarantee that those who did not preorder will still be able to buy a shirt on the day itself.