Team Philippines compete for 2012 World Schools Debating Championships

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Department of Education (DEPED) announced that six of our pride high school students will be competing for the semi-final o2 2012 World Schools Debating Championship in Cape Town, South Africa.

2012 World Schools Debating Championship

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Team Philippines have been participated for this competition since 2002. This year’s accomplishment was said to be the highest progress team PH have accomplished. The team composed of Joaquin Maria Bonoan Escano from PAREF Southride School, Donald Felbaum and Nico Lorenzo Flaminiano from Xavier School, Rico Rey Francis Holganza, Jr., from PAREF Springdale School in Cebu, Sanjeev Parmanand from Ateneo de Zamboanga University High School, and Mariella Antoinette Salazar from International School Manila. The team finished 8th after eight preliminary rounds of debating and with six wins.

Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC extends his greetings to the Philippine team for the honor they have brought to the country. “I am truly pleased with the convergence of young people from different parts of the world to share their opinions on issues affecting their respective countries locally and globally. But more importantly, hats off to the Philippine team for showing the world the great potential of Filipino students,” said Luistro. (



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