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Dear Sir/Madam:

Greetings of peace from the Bicol Debate Council and the Remontados Debate Society! We are very privileged to invite your academic institution to partake in one of the most awaited debate championships in the Philippines – the National Debate Championship (NDC) 2013. An annual pan-Philippine debate tournament, the NDC gathers about 400 intellectuals from across the archipelago and remains to be the largest British Parliamentary Debate tournament in the country. In its fifth year of existence, the Remontados Debate Society hosted the 5th NDC way back in 2003. After 10 years, marking both the Society’s and the NDC’s fifteenth year, the Philippine Debate Union brings back the hosting rights to the Remontados while partnering with the Bicol Debate Council. It will be held from the 25th until the 31st of October 2013. The championship’s 7-day course includes the participation of your students to represent your academic institution in seven (7) intellectually-demanding rounds against other colleges and universities. The 32 Best Teams and the Best Performing Judges will then advance from the preliminary rounds into the intense four-round Finals Series. The top two teams in each round will progress to the next until the four best teams of the tournament will meet each other in the Grand Finals. The Grand Final Round then will determine which institution gets to be recognized as the 2013 National Debate Champion. But apart from being an avenue of excellent intellectual discussions, the NDC 2013 is also an opportunity for debaters from all around the country to meet each other in various social events. The NDC has been known to offer the most impressive Opening Dinners, Break Night Parties and Championship Dinners that the debate community always looks forward to. Should you have any further clarifications with the tournament, feel free to contact the undersigned at +639062013751 or www.ragonndc@gmail.com. For updates, you may also visit our official website at www.ndcphilippines.weebly.com. We look forward to seeing you at the NDC 2013: The Oragon NDC. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kevin A. Bonafe Tournament Director NDC 2013


Tournament Schedule


DON STANLEY DALISAY

BRYAN CHUA

Philippine Military Academy

Dela Sallle University

The Organizers The Bicol Debate Council (BDC) is the official organization of the different debate institutions in the Bicol Region. The Council was born out of the evolving friendship and partnership among debaters in the region as they seek to actively promote debate and adjudication among fellow Bicolanos. Only on its first year, the Council is working to standardize debate, promulgate the debate culture, coordinate debate tournaments and strengthen cooperation in the region.

High School Aquinas University of Legazpi Ateneo de Naga University Central Bicol State University for Agriculture

Under the BDC umbrella are 16 debate institutions from secondary and tertiary levels representing a diverse set of institutional strengths. In such context, the Council proudly continues to grow and get better as it is home to Debate Education Programs and annual debate competitions through-out Bicol and the greater South Luzon area. Looking ahead, the Council aims to further empower its member institutions to be among the best in the country.

Dominican School of Calabanga Legazpi Hope Christian School Sipocot National High School St. Louise de Marillac School of Pili Universidad de Sta. Isabel

CA


Adjudication Core

ANDICE CHUNG University of the Philippines- Diliman

The Remontados Debate Society is a duly recognized debating society by the Philippine Debate Union. For the past 15 years, the Remontados has actively taken part in tackling socio-civic and sociopolitical issues by joining debating competitions in the Philippines and abroad. In Bicol and South Luzon, the Remontados has actively assisted in the formation of new debate organizations and has generously encouraged bright young minds to engage in the art of debating thru its Debate Education Program—the Syndrome.

College Aquinas University of Legazpi Bicol University Camarines Norte State College Central Bicol State University for Agriculture

VOLTAIRE FORMILLEZA

MARCO SANA

San Beda College

Far Eastern University

In 2010, it started hosting the South Luzon Debate Tournament dubbed as the Xavier Cup. Its aim is to further the encouragement offered to fresh debating organizations in South Luzon. The Remontados continually extends its assistance to debating in the region not only thru the Syndrome but by continuously hosting the Xavier Cup as well. The Remontados hosted the NDC back in 2003 and is the only provincial debate institution in the country to have hosted the NDC twice.

Remontados Debate Scoiety Sorsogon State College Universidad de Sta. Isabel

Graduate School University of Nueva Caceres College of Law

Kevin A. Bonafe Tournament & Communications Director Danica Isabel C. Bermas Deputy Tournament Director Merryl Josephine Garcia Regine Vanessa C. Malanyaon Sponsorship & Marketing Directors Vincent Felix B. Sotaso Socials Director Aaron Marc M. Dimaano Promotions Director Trojan Cloyd B. Monoy Logistics Director Michael David L. Tionloc Finance Director


PHASE 1

Registration Process Institution representatives should visit the NDC 2013 registration page and accomplish the Registration Form. Required information includes number of teams and adjudicators the institution will send to the tournament.

Half of the registration fee for every participant should be deposited to the Remontados bank account on or before the 3rd of August 2013. The details are as follows: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Naga Peùafrancia Account Name: Michael David L. Tionloc Account Number: 3929-1298-72

The name of the depositor, exact amount deposited and deposit date should be indicated on the Registration Form. The institution representative should also scan a copy of the deposit slip; the scanned deposit slip will be e-mailed to oragonndc@gmail.com. The deposit slips must be kept until the On-Site Registration as it will form part of the official receipt. The result of the Phase I Registration will be available on the NDC 2013 Website on the 5th of August 2013.

PHASE 2 Institution representatives must visit the NDC 2013 registration page and accomplish the Team and Adjudicator Registration Forms. Required pieces of information are the names, contact information and special dietary requirements of all the participants. The registered names must be final. The remaining balance of the registration fee must be deposited to the Remontados bank account on or before the 23rd of August 2013. The name of the depositor, exact amount deposited and deposit date should be indicated on the Registration Form.

The institution representative should also scan a copy of the deposit slip; the scanned deposit slip will be e-mailed to oragonndc@gmail.com. The deposit slips must be kept until the On-Site Registration as it will form part of the official receipt. Every delayed registration fee will incur a penalty of PhP500 per participant. A no-refund policy shall apply to all participants from all institutions caused by any fortuitous event. The results of the Phase II Registration shall be posted on the NDC 2013 Website on the 26th of August 2013.


PHASE 3 Institution representatives must: 1. validate the names, contact information and special dietary requirements of all participants in his/her institution; and 2. present the two (2) deposit slips from Registration Phases I and II. The registration officer will only release the debate kits if: 1. all the necessary information are correct; and 2. the institution does not have any outstanding balance.

1. The tournament ID inside the debate kit should be worn at all times within the NDC 2013 debate venues and social events as it serves as entrance pass. 2. Institutions that have only been cleared of their on-site registration will be added to the NDC 2013 tab program, suggesting qualification to join and to break in the tournament. 3. Institutions which violate the N-rule will be made to pay for each missing adjudicator in their contingent. Should they not pay, excess teams in relevance to the number of adjudicators shall not be allowed to debate; abolished teams may, however, opt to join the NDC 2013 as adjudicators. Alternatively, institutions may adopt excess judges from other institutions, provided that the lending institution will allow it.


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Accommodation

Source: The Villa Caceres Hotel Website

AB Pension House P. Burgos St. Naga City 054-473-2991 ADC Hotel Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City 054-472-2326 / 054-472-2328 Aristocrat Hotel 45 Elias Angeles St. Naga City 054-473-3607 / 054-811-6605 Avenue Plaza Hotel Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City 054-473-9999 CBD Plaza Hotel Ninoy & Cory Ave. Triangulo, Naga City (054) 472-0318 / (054) 8112318 / 054) 359-7007

Hotel Sogo - Naga Central Business District II (CBD II), Triangulo, Naga City 054-472-7646 / 054-472-4087 to 89 Jomckayl Apartelle San Sebastian Street, Isarog, Naga City Magic Square Inn Taal Avenue Cor. Bulusan, Concepcion Pequena, Naga City 054-473-4888 Matt’s Tourist Inn Panganiban Drive, Naga City (054) 811-1654, (054) 811-3772 Moraville Hotel and Restaurant Dinaga Street, Naga City 054-473-1247

Crown Hotel P. Burgos Street, Naga City 054-213-2449

Moraville Motor Lodge Mabolo Drive, Naga City 054-473-8564

Eurotel - Naga Gen. Luna St., Naga City 0999-350-9603

Naga Manor 68 Balatas Road, Naga City 054-811-7288

Golden Leaf Hotel 40 Misericordia St. Tinago, Naga City 054-472-6507 / 054-811-5118

Naga Regent Hotel 63 East Elias Angeles Street, Naga City 054-472-2626

Happy Side Apartment Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City 054-473-9973

Nagaland Hotel Elias Angeles Street, Naga City 054-473-2111

Orange Dormitel Blumentritt St., Naga City 054-472-4391 Sampaguita Tourist Inn 1 84 San Francisco, Panganiban Drive Naga City 054-473-6688

Starview Hotel Elias Angeles Street, Naga City 054-472-6892 Senor Enrico Bed and Breakfast 1010 San Felipe Road, Naga City 054-472-1364 Sir Wilbur’s Place Penafrancia Avenue, Naga City (054) 472-0646 Sunny View Hotel Panganiban Drive, Naga City (054) 473-8771, (054) 473-9848 Travel Suite Hotel 45 Almeda Road, San Felipe, Naga City 054-472-1669 White Dahlia Apartelle Mayon Ave. Cor Caimito St., Dayangdang, Naga City


Bus Line Alps DLTB Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Cubao) Cagsawa Travel (Ermita) Cagsawa Travel (Ermita) Isarog (Cubao) Isarog (Cubao) Isarog (Cubao) Penafrancia (Cubao) Penafrancia (Cubao) Raymond (Cubao) RSL (Cubao) RSL (Cubao) RSL (Cubao)

Bus Type

Royal Class Royal Class Business Class Elite Class Royal Class Business Class Royal Class Elite Class Royal Class Xtreme Lazyboy Sleeper Bus w/ CR Standard Aircon Standard Aircon Benz Deluxe Standard Aircon Standard Aircon Standard Aircon Standard Aircon

Airline Cebu Pacific

Website www.cebupacificair.com

PAL Express

http://www.flypalexpress.com/

Fare P600 P655 P750 P750 P700 P920 P750 P700 P750 P920 P750 P1000 P1200 P700 P700 P900

Telephone Number 0939-925-2460 02-921-3462 0917-6063918 0917-6063918 0917-6063918 0917-6063918 0917-6063918 0917-6063918 0917-6063918 0917-4815809 0917-4815809 381-0840 / 482-1600 381-0840 / 482-1600 381-0840 / 482-1600 02-466-1471 02-466-1471

P1000 P1000 P1000

381-0840 / 482-1600 381-0840 / 482-1600 381-0840 / 482-1600

Notes: 1. The Naga (WNP) Airport can only accommodate small planes (ATR72 turbo-props) as there is a short runway. If this is an issue, there is an alternative airport, the Legazpi (LGP) Airport. It can accommodate bigger planes (Boeing & Airbus). Participants may fly through it and board a van to Naga. The cost is about PHP150.00. Travel time is roughly one half to two hours. 2. From Manila, one-way airfare to Naga is about PHP2,000.00. One-way airfare to Legazpi is about PHP900.00 plus van fare of about PHP150.00 to Naga. 3. From Cebu, one-way airfare to Legazpi is about PHP2,500.00 plus van fare of about PHP150.00 to Naga. 4. Airfares listed are as of July 2013. Prices may change without prior notice. Services of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Bicol are suspended due to maintenance repairs.

Route MNL-WNP MNL-LGP CEB-LGP MNL-WNP MNL-LGP

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