Philippines-- On September 5-9, 2008, the De La Salle Debate Society (LSDS) and the Manila Bulletin are hosting the largest and most notable gathering of the nation’s high school debaters and public speakers—the Manila Bulletin-6th National Asians High School Debate Championship! (MB-NAsHDC)
1. To HONE the potentials of the youth and unleash their talents;
2. To INCULCATE the value of critical thinking and awareness to the future leaders of our country;
3. To PROVIDE an avenue for academic discourse and cultural exchange amongst our youth;
4. To CONTRIBUTE to the social, cultural and intellectual growth of the nation’s young generations; and
5. To DEVELOP the youth’s English proficiency.
MB-NAsHDC is part of a larger framework which is the Lasallian Education on Adjudication and Debate (LEAD). Under this program, LSDS envisions to educate Filipinos by spreading the culture of debating throughout the Philippines.
Watch out for the best Highschool team in the said competition. The penultimate rounds of MB-NAsHDC will be televised on NBN4 National Television.
Source: NAsHDC Website