The MSU-IIT Debate Varsity (MIDV) gave another strong performance in the 27th Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championships (MPDC) hosted by the Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, last February 25-27, 2013.

The team was a quarterfinalist in the finals round after a 3-2 split decision favored the debate team from Ateneo de Zamboanga. The Ateneo team eventually emerged champion.

The MIDV Team A, seeded 2nd in the over-all breaks, is composed of Gabriel Billones Jr. (BS Chemical Engineering 5), Gil Dulon Jr. (BS Chemical Engineering 4) and Doveydel Palanas (BS Accountancy 2).

The MIDV sent 3 teams and 3 adjudicators following the n-rule of the tournament.

Billones was awarded 9th Best Speaker while Shaira Grace Pios grabbed the 10th Best Adjudicator Award.

A strong presence in the MPDC is one of the keys for a team to be recognized in the Mindanao Debate community.

The MSU-IIT team believes in the value of discourse which improves the bar of intellectual communication through a constructive exchange of ideas. It aims to regain the championship title it previously held in both the Mindanao and Visayas-Mindanao region.

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