Ms. Valeri Filia D’ Marie Inting (the one on the right) is a 3rd year BS Social Work student and a member the UP Debate Society. The Society has won the championship title of the National Debate Championship for three consecutive years, including this year’s which was held in Cagayan de Oro on October 17-23, 2011 with over 100 teams participating. The last two years were defended by the same students: Valeri and Angelique Pearl Simbulan (IV Pol. Science). In this year’s Final Round, the duo won against the teams representing Xavier University, Far Eastern University and the Ateneo de Manila University. Angelique was named the Best Speaker of the Grand Finals and 3rd Best Speaker of the tournament. Valeri was named the BEST SPEAKER OF THE PHILIPPINES for the 2nd time!
Valeri will be attending the Northeast Asia Open in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Nov 18-22 as one of ten subsidized adjudicators from Asia who passed a rigorous screening process.
Contributed by : Prof. Mary Lou Alcid