Xavier University Debate Circle was one of the grand finalists in the recently held 6th Luzon Intervarsity (LIV) hosted by University of the Philippines Los Baños last September 13 to 15.
After series of debate rounds, Reine Cabreira and Carmela Cua of XU managed to secure a spot in the grand finals together with Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), UP Manila and UP Los Baños. ADMU was declared the winner. Reine was among the top 10 best speakers.
LIV is the largest intervarsity debate competition in the Philippines. It is also one of the best pre-national tournaments in preparation for the National Debate Championship.
Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship
Meanwhile, XU Debate Circle also excelled in the 30th Mindanao Debate Championship held at Xavier University on September 5 to 7. XU made it to the grand finals together with Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) and Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) making it an all Ateneo match. ADZU won but XU’s Reine Cabreira was the best speaker.