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Date Tournament Round Motion
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 1 THR the premium placed on post-graduate degrees (e.g. MBA, PhD, JD, etc.)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 1 THS removing standardized tests as a basis for academic promotions and admissions
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 1 THR the commercialisation of college admissions coaching
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 2 THBT developing countries should adopt Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 2 THBT environmental movements should make campaigning for fossil fuel divestment their primary strategy against climate change
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 2 THW impose carbon taxes on individuals
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 3 THBT religious organizations should actively endorse candidates in the 2022 Philippine national elections
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 3 TH, as the Roman Catholic Church, supports its members building a personal relationship with God even at the expense of practicing religious traditions (e.g. engaging in the sacraments, spiritual direction, etc.)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 3 THBT religion is incompatible with social development
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 4 THR the glorification of PM Justin Trudeau
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 4 THBT the Nobel Committee should revoke Abiy Ahmed's Nobel prize
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 4 THO Joe Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 5 THW legalise assisted suicide
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 5 THP pedophilia to be framed as a psychiatric disorder as opposed to being purely criminal in public discourse
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 5 THR the rise of care bots
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 6 THR the commercialisation of self care
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 6 THP a user-centric model of compensation as opposed to a pro-rata model of compensation within music streaming services
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 6 THR the glorification of "ride or die" relationships
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 7 THR the premium placed on "hiya" as a moral virtue
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 7 TH, as a working-class Filipino abroad in the technology industry, would come home and work in the Philippine technology sector (e.g. research and development, fintech, edtech, and e-commerce)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 7 THR the emphasis placed on ilustrados (e.g. Jose Rizal, Juan Luna, Felix Hidalgo) in Philippine History
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Semi THR the trend of the posthumous completion and/or release of deceased artists' works (e.g. films, albums, etc.)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Semi THR the emphasis placed on artists' mental disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) in the celebration of their work
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Semi THBT award giving bodies have no place in art
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Final THBT local governments should prioritize predictive analytics as opposed to a participatory approach when crafting comprehensive development plans
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Final TH, as a developing country, will cap skills based emigration
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Novice_Final THBT Western Liberal Democracies should place an additional tax on companies wherein a majority of the workforce is on a work from home (WFH) basis
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_PDO THBT the African Union should adopt a single currency
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_PDO THBT ASEAN should make Myanmar's membership contingent on active restoration efforts for its democratic institutions and systems
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_PDO THBT the Commonwealth of Nations has done more harm than good to developing countries.
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Octa THBT the feminist movement should abandon the narrative that "gender does not matter" in the fight for equality
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Octa TH, as a progressive working woman in a developed country, would not outsource domestic work
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Octa THR reclamation efforts of the feminist movement towards practices rooted in patriarchy (e.g. being a housewife, wearing make-up or heels, opting for cosmetic surgery)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Quarter THS a universal basic income as a tool for poverty alleviation
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the microfinance industry has done more harm than good
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Quarter THBT the US should employ further quantitative easing as opposed to increased spending on stimulus and relief packages to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Semi THR the splintering of the Internet
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Semi THS the creation of Facebook Metaverse
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Semi THW require all social media companies (e.g. Google, Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) to leave a backdoor in their users’ encrypted data such that the company could retrieve the data under a court order
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Final THP a hollowed Philippine state
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Final THBT the Makabayan Bloc should actively condemn and distance themselves from the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army (CPP-NPA)
2021-07-30 PIDC 2021 Open_Final TH, as the Philippine opposition, would actively capitalize on PNoy's legacy in the 2022 elections