Western Mindanao State University’s Political Science Debate Team has brought home recognition as it bested other Universities and Colleges in the Philippines during the 6th Annual National Convention of the Political Science Students Association.
A delegation composed of three faculty members and ten Political Science students of the College of Social Sciences competed with other institutions in the country during the convention held at Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental from February 6 to 9, 2014.
The members of the Debate Team were Junior PolSci students: Wilson Lambiquit, Quennie Jala and Jessa Iris Mendoza. Coached by Prof. Al-Ghani D. Mohammad, they defeated West Visayas State University during the elimination round, the University of San Carlos (2013 champion) during the Semifinals and St. Louis University for the Championship round.
WMSU’s participants for the other categories were Placido Concepcion, Caries Micabalo and Rudimar Maluto for the Quiz Bowl, also coached by Prof. Mohammad; and Alcel Potayre for the Political Discourse and Mirshali Adil for the Essay Writing Contest who were both coached by Prof. Judy B. Gonzales. The CSS College Student Board President-Hyder Rashin Aming and PolSci Society President-Lyonell Ivo Bacolod were also present in the three-day convention along with the head of the PolSci delegation, Prof. Rosini B. Edding. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)