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PH team wins world debate competition

Image courtesy of Thessaloniki WUDC via Facebook

Image courtesy of Thessaloniki WUDC via Facebook

A Philippine debate team from the De La Salle University (DLSU) emerged as champions in a worldwide debate battle held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The team, comprised of Jason Dizon and Mikee De Vega, bested over 150 teams from various universities worldwide in the “English-as-a-second-language” (ESL) category in the 36th World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC).

WUDC is the world’s most prestigious intercollegiate debating championship, as well as the largest non-sporting student event world-wide. It is being participated by students from Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale universities.

Dizon and De Vega brought back the WUDC ESL crown to the Philippines after almost 15 years.

Dizon, a 3rd-year student of BS Legal Management, and De Vega, a 4th-year student of BS Legal Management & AB International Studies Major in European Studies, are the pride of the La Salle Debate Society.

In La Salle Debate Society’s Facebook page, it stated that De Vega also garnered the 3rd Best Speaker award in the ESL Category.

  • eleanor rigby

    wow. congratulations! hope we can watch this on youtube. cheers.