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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 oragonndc@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


Scope Format Date

the Philippines British Parliamentary 25-31 October 2013

quickfacts Debate Rounds Seven (7) Preliminary Rounds and Four (4) Final Series Rounds Final Series Break to Octofinals Tournament Cap 160 Teams Institution Cap Eight (8) Teams Adjudicator’s Policy n Rule Break Cap Five (5) Teams


Day 0: October 25, 2013 6:00AM – 6:00PM 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Registration Council Meeting of PDU

Day 1: October 26, 2013 7:30AM – 8:00AM 8:00AM – 9:00AM 9:00AM – 12:00PM 12:00PM – 1:00PM 1:00PM – 6:00PM 6:00PM – 7:30PM 7:30PM – 10:00PM

Convening Opening Ceremony Debate Seminar Lunch Break Mock Debate and Adjudication Exam Preparation for Opening Dinner Opening Dinner

Day 2: October 27, 2013 7:00AM – 7:30AM 7:30AM – 8:00AM 8:00AM – 9:30AM 9:30AM – 10:00AM 10:00AM – 10:15AM 10:15AM – 12:15PM 12:15PM – 1:15PM 1:15PM – 1:45PM 1:45PM – 2:00PM 2:00PM – 4:00PM 4:00PM – 4:30PM 4:30PM – 5:00PM 5:00PM – 5:15PM 5:15PM – 7:15PM 7:15PM onwards

Convening Release of Adj Exam Results Discussion of Adjudication Results Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 1 Lunch Break/Tabulation Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 2 Tabulation Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 3 Dinner

Day 3: October 28, 2013 8:00AM – 8:30AM 8:30AM – 9:00AM 9:00AM – 9:15PM 9:15AM – 11:15AM 11:15AM – 12:15PM 12:15PM – 12:45PM 12:45PM – 1:00PM 1:00PM – 3:00PM 3:00PM – 3:30PM 3:30PM – 4:00PM 4:00PM – 4:15PM 4:15PM – 6:15PM 6:15PM – 8:00PM 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Convening Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 4 Lunch Break/Tabulation Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 5 Tabulation Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 6 Council Meeting Dinner

Day 4: October 29, 2013 8:00AM – 8:30AM 8:30AM – 9:00AM 9:00AM – 9:15AM 9:15AM – 11:15AM 11:15AM – 11:45PM

Convening Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Round 7 Announcement of Masters’ Cup Participants

Tournament Schedule 11:45AM – 12:15PM Announcement of Public Speaking Participants 12:15PM – 1:15PM Lunch Break Release of Motion and Match-ups 1:15PM – 1:45PM Prep Time 1:45PM – 2:00PM Master’s Cup Semi-Finals 2:00PM – 3:15PM Public Speaking Eliminations 3:15PM – 5:15PM Preparation for Break Night Party 5:15PM – 8:00PM Convening 8:00PM – 8:30PM Travel to Venue 8:30PM – 9:00PM 9:00PM – 12:00AM Break Night Party 12:00AM – 1:00AM Travel to Respective Hotels

a 2013 a Day 5: October 30, 8:30AM – 9:00AM 9:00AM – 9:30AM 9:30AM – 9:45AM 9:45AM – 11:00AM 11:00AM – 1:00PM 1:00PM – 1:30PM

Convening Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Octofinals Lunch Break/Council Meeting Announcement of Union Cup Participants

1:30PM – 2:00PM 2:00PM – 2:15PM 2:15PM – 3:30PM 3:30PM – 4:00PM 4:00PM – 4:15PM 4:15PM – 5:30PM 5:30PM – 6:00PM 6:00PM – 7:15PM 7:15PM onwards

Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Union Cup Semi-Finals Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Quarter Finals Release of Motion and Match-ups Masters’ Cup Finals Dinner

a a 2013 Day 6: October 31, 8:30AM – 9:00AM 9:00AM – 9:30 AM 9:30AM – 9:45 PM 9:45AM – 11:00 PM 11:00AM – 11:30AM

Convening Release of Motion and Match-ups Prep Time Semifinals Announcement of Finalists for Public Speaking 11:30AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break 12:30PM – 1:00 PM Release of Motion and Match-ups 1:00PM – 1:15PM Prep Time 1:15PM – 2:30PM Union Cup Finals 2:30PM – 4:00PM Preparation for Championship Dinner 4:00PM – 5:00PM Convening 5:00PM – 6:00PM Public Speaking Finals 6:00PM – 7:00PM Dinner & Release of Motions and Match-up 7:00PM – 9:00PM Grand Finals 9:00PM – 10:00PM Awarding and Closing Ceremonies


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Registration Packages STAY-IN

STAY-OUT

P hP 5,500.00

P hP 3,500.00

Inclusive of :

Inclusive of :

(a) a debate kit, (b) lunch and dinner meals for the entire NDC 2013, (c) AM and PM snacks, (d) access to all social events, and (e) hotel accommodations at the Villa Caceres Hotel

(a) a debate kit, (b) lunch and dinner meals for the entire NDC 2013, (c) AM and PM snacks, and (d) access to all social events

OBSERVER

P hP 2,000.00 Inclusive of :

(a) a debate kit, and (b) access to all social events

Registration Process Phase I: Registration of Institutions and Down-payment of Registration Fee 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 II: Registration of Individual Debaters and Adjudicators and Full Payment of Registration 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 III: On-Site Confirmation and Release of Debate Kits 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. Notes: 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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