Team Pamplona places 3rd in PH Minecraft competition

October 13, 2021
Jason Arias

Composed of Ateneo de Manila Junior High School Pamplona students Sean Cuevas (10-Zuraire), Kiel Mirandilla (10-Yuki), and Sam Tango (10-Yuki), the AJHS Pamplona Team emerged as the 3rd place winners of the JHS Group category of the 2nd Philippine National Minecraft Education Competition. Conducted by Felta Multi-media, Inc. in partnership with Microsoft Philippines, the science and engineering competition challenged players to build and code sustainable & resilient cities of tomorrow through the game of Minecraft. The AJHS Pamplona Team won 3rd place for their “Limani” city concept. “Limani” is the Greek word for “port,” and was envisioned by the Ateneans as a coastal city with notable structures such as a lively city center, a community pantry & greenhouse, and a mangrove coastline to prevent flooding. It also had renewable energy sources such as windmills and hydro powerplants.

Screenshot of AJHS Team Pamplona’s “Limani” city concept

Screenshot of AJHS Team Pamplona’s “Limani” city concept

Our boys can be glimpsed 2 minutes and 10 seconds into the recap video embedded at the top of this page, which was produced by the competition’s organizers.   

Sean, Kiel and Sam will subsequently participate in the UNESCO & Minecraft Build Challenge from October to November. The challenge aims to trigger creative ideas that will change mankind’s wasteful habits and encourage the designing of more sustainable, fairer, and healthier societies that are in harmony with nature.