By Reymond Altres Mosquito

BUTUAN CITY – 09/17/19

Julianne Rae G. Lagaac and Czaree Cassidy D. Pospia battled their way up to the Semi-Final round in the recently concluded Asia Debate Open (Chengdu) Championship 2019 held at Holiday Inn Express Chengdu West Gate Hotel, China on September 13-15, 2019.

(L-R) Reymond Altres Mosquito, Cherry B. Yap, Czaree Cassidy D. Pospia, and Julianne Rae G. Lagaac.

The duo, along with Cherry B. Yap and Reymond A. Mosquito as adjudicators, comprised the Carascian Varsity Team of Caraga Regional Science High School (CRSHS) which represented the Philippines in the High School Category. UP Diliman represented the country in the Open College Category.

Sixty (60) teams from more than a dozen countries participated in the event including Indonesia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Scotland, Japan, USA, South Africa, and Philippines.

The tournament used British-Parliamentary Format with four teams competing in each round (6 rounds for preliminary to qualify for break.)

In the Open Break, the CRSHS Carascian Debate Varsity landed 7th Place while UP Diliman secured 1st Place, ensuring their slots in the Semi-Finals.

The Varsity was sponsored by SINOSTEEL Mining Corporation, with full support from the CRSHS administration headed by Ma. Luisa Guyano and Dr. Nerissa Galvez, Schools Division Superintendent Florence Almaden, and DepEd Caraga OIC-Regional Director Francis Cesar B. Bringas, CESO V.