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Ateneo Debate Society goes on ‘One Big Fight’ at the WUDC, brings home gold medal

2023 has just begun, but thanks to Ateneo Debate Society, it seems like we’re off to a great start.

Last Wednesday, January 4, 2023, Ateneo de Manila University’s (ADMU) debate team won the gold medal in the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held in Madrid, Spain.

The Philippine team defeated student teams from Princeton University, Brown University, Harvard University, and many more colleges around the world. That’s how big this distinction is.

“The Ateneo Debate Society is proud to congratulate Ateneo A, David Africa and Toby Leung, for winning the World Universities Debating Championship. The World Universities Debating Championship is one of the largest and most diverse university level-majors, hailing teams from all around the world,” said the Ateneo Debate Society in their congratulatory post on their Facebook page.

Many Filipino personalities and pages congratulated the Philippine representatives as soon as the news broke.

This was the third consecutive year that the organization made a finals appearance, according to the Ateneo Debate Society.

Hopefully, the Philippine government will also start looking at other areas where Filipinos can build expertise on and really excel at, such as sports leagues other than basketball,  and other studies and disciplines.

Congratulations on your historic win, Ateneo Debate Society!


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