Greetings! The Philippine Inter-collegiate Debating Championship (PIDC) 2009, the largest and most prestigious national tournament in the Philippines in the Asians format hosted by the UP Debate Society, will be held on April 15-20, 2009, at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, campus. For eight years now, the UP Debate Society has organized an Asian Parliamentary tournament that has served as an arena for competitive debate and public speaking, underscoring the youth's active involvement in critical discourse.
The PIDC 2009 Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are opening 6 team slots for non-breaking, international teams in this remarkable national tournament. PIDC 2009 will provide a venue for students of all backgrounds and academic direction to test their ideas and opinions on some of the most important issues of our day. As it gathers over 300 participants from the Philippines and Asia, indeed, the tournament is one of the best realms for such enriching debates and outstanding adjudication. With the efficiency that comes with organizational expertise, the organizers of PIDC 2009 also seek to provide a remarkable experience that embraces fun and camaraderie alongside competitive debate. Participants will also be treated to three great socials events—Opening Night, Break Night Party, and Championship Dinner—which are also some of the most anticipated parts of PIDC 2009.
Please visit http://www.pidc-online.com and download the tournament profile for the comprehensive tournament information and registration details. For international teams, the submission of the Phase 2 registration forms through http://www.pidc-online.com is on April 8, 2009 (Wednesday) and you may pay for your registration fee at the on-site registration on April 15, 2009 at the UP Diliman Campus. The granting of slots for international teams will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Should you have further questions or concerns about PIDC 2009, please do not hesitate to contact us at +639178862232, or send us a message at pidc2009@.... You may also visit www.pidc-online.com, our official website, for regular updates and announcements.
Thank you very much, and we look forward to seeing you at PIDC 2009.