Matti Tan is Overall Best Speaker of IDeA 2
Ateneo de Manila Junior High School student Matti Tan of Pamplona/10-Mayer was named 1st Overall Best Speaker of the Interscholastic Debate Association (IDeA) 2 Invitational Championship that was held from February 4-5, 2017 at the Quezon City Science High School. Tan bested 131 debaters from private and public schools from all over Metro Manila.
The Ateneo Junior High School team of Matthew Mercado (10-Southwell) & Ryan Oquiza (10-Owen) reached the tournament semifinals, while Matti Tan & David Africa (10-Mayer) reached the tournament quarterfinals. Finally, the teams of Benj Dy Quiangco (10-Mayer) & Gabe Apostol (10-Mayer), and Carlo Pastor (10-Mayer) & Johann Claveria (10-Mayer) reached the tournament pre-quarterfinals.
IDeA 2 was hosted by the Quezon City High School from February 4-5, 2017. The Interscholastic Debaters Association (IDeA) refers to a conglomeration of schools from Metro Manila.
The AJHS Debaters are moderated by Mr. Joel Falgui. The team was coached by Henry Fernando, Mahar Mangahas, Miguel Ventura, Tres Yap, and Josiah Encinas for the competition. The Ateneo Debaters extend their gratitude to Dr. Carmela Oracion, Principal of the ASHS and AJHS, and both the ASHS and AJHS Offices of Student Activities and Formation for their support in the competition.