People’s Television Network (PTV-4) has come to Miriam College to shoot two episodes of Iskoolmates last October 12, 2015 at the ESI Conference Room. The debate program engages college students to debate on the different issues concerning the political, social, cultural, economic matters of the current state of the Philippines. Each and every debate shows the students’ own initiative of voicing out and addressing the issues whilst proving that the youth of today carries their own right to demand for change, development and self-improvement. This helps provide veracious information by analyzing the certain issues based on research and different perspectives, all for the sake of the viewers’ convenience and benefit, as well as being able to entertain the audience.
The two debates that have been filmed in Miriam College, “Should Parents be also held Liable for Bullying in Schools?” and “Term Limits for Government Leaders,” aired on PTV, following dates: October 25, 2015 and November 1, 2015 respectively. The first debate takes concern on the liability of the parents of bullies. The government was represented by CAS students, Elaijah Quing (4th Year - BS Psychology), Tara Catotal (4th Year - BS Psycology) and Angelica Samson (4th Year - AB International Studies). While under the opposition team were CBEA students, Sharmaine Gonzaga (5th Year - BS Accountancy), Mirasol Martinez (4th Year) and Faye Martinez (3rd Year). The second debate takes concern with the removal of term limits in government positions. Under the government team, we have CAS students, Frances Siaga (2nd Year - BA Communication), Dominique Zurbano (2nd Year - BA Communication) and Jacqueline Hidalgo (4th Year - BA Communication). Under the opposition team, we have CED students, Glea Mae Tobes (4th Year), Sarah Acero (4th Year) and Olivia Layos (4th Year).
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Given the freedom to have a say on serious matters concerning the state, the student debaters from Miriam College stated their defense with such conviction, proving that they are made aware of these certain issues. The audience left the venue inspired by their spirit and passion, more than willing to create a spark of change by letting their voices be heard in the public.
The episodes were aired on PTV, following dates: October 25, 2015 and November 1, 2015 respectively. If you missed it, you can find the episodes uploaded on their Youtube account. Go and watch!