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Manila Bid (UPD & ADMU) for UADC 2013
Submitted by Colm Flynn on 2 July 2012
Dear Asian Debate Community,
The University of the Philippines Debate Society & the Ateneo Debate
Society are excited to welcome you to Philippines for UADC 2013 Manila. On
behalf of the debate societies, I'd like to extend our enthusiasm in this
endeavor. It's been 6 years since the Asians Circuit has been in Manila,
and we can't wait to have you back! Below are a few things we hope you keep
in mind while viewing the PDF we've prepared to help you better visualize
what's in store for you.
The maximum registration fee is $275 (assuming $1 = P45) per participant.
There are two ways we plan to bring this down:
1. Volume. Computations for the registration fee assumed 95 teams,
however, if you help us reach our tournament cap, we can bring down rego to
as low as $230 per person! We just wanted to be honest & let you know the
2. Great Marketing. As we've done in the past, the organizing committee
will be marketing to corporate sponsorships & forging partnerships with the
local government. Just to give you an idea of well we know our marketing,
in the Philippine Intercollegiate Debating Championship (PIDC) last April,
UPD was able to acquire 23 sponsors for the national tournament and we plan
to raise that number for UADC 2013.
The tournament cap is set at 115 teams. Slots will be granted through the
1. Institutions will be granted 2 slots on a first-come-first-served basis,
with further slots on wait-list
2. Priority for the remainder will be granted to institutions who have not
obtained any slots
3. Upon exhaustion, a third slot will be given to requesting institutions
based on their priority on the wait-list
4. Upon exhaustion, a further slots will be given to requesting
institutions based on their priority on the wait-list
The tab program we will be using was created by Sir Martin Cortez, a UADC
DCA back in 2008. It has been successfully used in the last 3 PIDC's and is
programmed to handle a maximum of 120 teams. We will also be incorporating
a satellite tabbing system to speed up the process. Using wi-fi, tabbing
stations positioned in each building will be able to relay ballot
information in real time.
Experienced Hosting You Can Trust
Between UPD & ADMU is over 20 years of experience in hosting amazing
tournaments. Year in and year out, we've promised great things to our
hundreds of participants and come through for them. Delivering efficient
rounds and amazing socials, we've learned how to bring you a better
experience each time. We know how to give you what you want because we've
always been there for you.
As a bustling metropolis, Manila's rich flavors reflect the culture and
heart of the people. Warm and welcoming, the city shares a wide host of
cuisines, from East to West and everything in between. Whether it's sweet
or spicy, vegetarian or halal, there's definitely something here to tickle
your taste buds and sooth the palette.
Manila & the Philippines
After the tournament, we highly encourage you to stay a couple more days.
With over 7,107 islands, the Philippines is any vacationer's dream.
Whatever your pace may be, we've got something for you. If you're into
scuba diving, mountain climbing, white water rafting or relaxing on the
beach with a margarita, we've got internationally renowned destinations,
all within an hour or two from Manila, where you can do just that!
If you're staying in the capital, there are a lot of vibrant places in the
city easily accessible through the public transportation system. Come down
from your hotel, hop on a train, and you'll be there before you know it..
Got lost? Just ask the friendly English-speaking vendors and commuters.
Affordable Flights to and around the Philippines
The Philippines has several budget carriers for those looking for flights
at a great value. Many of them offer promotions throughout the year that
can drop your airfare ticket to as low as Php 1 if you catch them! We'll be
sure to help you out by continuously updating you as they come along. With
close to a hundred destinations around the Philippines and Asia, you can be
wherever you need to be at the best rates possible.
For further updates, like us on FB. https://www.facebook.com/uadcmanila
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