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ABDP ends 11-year title drought in univ-wide debate tilt

ABDP ends 11-year title drought in univ-wide debate tilt

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By MARIA EDEN T. DINO AFTER 11 years of title drought, the Faculty of Arts and Letters Debate Parliament (ABDP) brought home the championship in this year’s Dialectics, the university-wide debate competition organized by the Thomasian Debaters Council (TDC). The team composed of Communication Arts (CA) senior Miguel Aguado, Philosophy senior John Martin Ungria, and English Language Studies (ELS) junior Faye Margarette De Leon who was hailed as finals best speaker, emerged as Dialectics grand champion. “It really feels surreal. Up until now, I can't believe that we broke the 11-year drought and achieved something memorable for the whole parliament, which is an ABDP [versus] ABDP grand finals,” De Leon said in an online exchange. De Leon added that it was the first time both
Artlets bag awards in univ-wide debate contest

Artlets bag awards in univ-wide debate contest

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  MEMBERS of the AB Debate Parliament (ABDP) once again took home awards in this year’s Dialectics, the university-wide debate competition organized by the Thomasian Debaters Council. History sophomore John Steven Usero emerged as the competition’s third best speaker while Communication Arts (CA) junior Taj Majal Pasihul and Asian Studies (ASN) junior Lorraine Sajorda both landed as fifth best speakers. Joining the roster of awardees were ABDP Prime Minister and Behavioral Science senior Sophia Salonga and CA alumnus Rod Villafuerte, who were hailed as overall best adjudicator and second best adjudicator, respectively. ABDP Deputy Prime Minister and Literature major Frances Ungria, English Language Studies major Belle Aringo, and CA alumna and former the Flame news wri
ASN tops AB Debate 2017

ASN tops AB Debate 2017

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THE TEAM of Asian Studies (ASN) emerged as the champion of this year's Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Debate Series, the annual inter-major debate competition of the Faculty held last Feb. 19 and 26. The team was composed of juniors Lorraine Sajorda and Michael Gutierrez, and sophomore Moses Rivera. Sajorda was hailed the first and finals best speaker, while Gutierrez was declared the ninth best speaker. Journalism junior Angelika Jo Valera, who represented the Communication Arts (CA) team, and English Language Studies (ELS) sophomore Faye Margarette De Leon went home as second and third best speakers, respectively. Tied as sixth best speaker were Legal Management sophomore Nikki Elardo, ELS sophomore Edward Dunhill Chico, and History sophomore John Steven Usero. Furth
Artlets win in univ-wide debate contest

Artlets win in univ-wide debate contest

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MEMBERS OF the AB Debate Parliament (ABDP) bagged awards in Dialectics, the annual university-wide debate competition sponsored by the Thomasians Debaters Council. Out of the competition’s ten best speakers, five winners came from AB. Dominating the top three spots were ABDP prime minister and Behavioral Science junior Sophia Marionne Salonga, Journalism senior Roy Narra, and Literature junior Frances Ungria as overall, second, and third best public speakers, respectively. Political Science freshman Peter Ralla and Communication Arts (CA) sophomore Taj Mahal Pasihul joined them in the roster of best public speakers after placing fifth and ninth, respectively CA alumna and former the Flame news writer Felice Anne Cargo emerged as the third best adjudicator. This is ABDP's