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Date Tournament Round Motion
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 1 THBT educational policies should be decided by a council of elected officials instead of an appointed Department Secretary
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 1 THS the practice of mainstreaming students with moderate learning disabilities
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 1 THW allocate the best performing public school teachers to underperforming schools
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 2 THBT Asian countries should increase economic ties with China at the cost of reducing Western market power in Asia
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 2 THBT economic adjustments in response to automation (e.g. unemployment support, labor retraining, migration) should be the burden of companies rather than the state
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 2 THR social consumerism
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 3 THW recentralise the Philippine Health System
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 3 THBT the course of treatment for children suffering from extremely rare and severely understudied diseases should ultimately be decided by the state and not the parents
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 3 THBT the state should invest in basic health infrastructure over investing in medical research
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 4 THBT Pride events in conservative countries do more harm than good
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 4 TH, as a rich white gay man, would refrain from assuming prominent leadership roles within the LGBT movement
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 4 THW lift all age restrictions for gender reassignment surgery
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 5 THBT the West should no longer lead the fight against terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 5 In light of Trump's statement towards North Korea, THBT South Korea and Japan should adopt increasingly aggressive military posturing in the region
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 5 THBT Latin American countries should collectively impose economic restrictions on the U.S. until it reforms immigration and trade policies towards the region
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 6 THBT the exercise of eminent domain should extend to the expropriation of land to private corporations for their development initiatives
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 6 THBT tech companies should proactively share their data and technology with the government for law enforcement purposes
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 6 THW give taxpayers the power to direct a fixed portion of their taxes to a government institution of their choice
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 7 THW incentivise members of religious minorities to enroll in predominantly Catholic schools
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 7 THBT people-of-color Evangelical churches should dissociate from their white Evangelical counterparts/leaders which are supportive of Trump
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 7 THBT liberal rabbis should actively denounce Zionism
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Novice_Semi THW reduce income tax for women
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Novice_Semi THW not support any attempt to make Kris Aquino an opposition icon
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Novice_Semi TH, as a feminist, would not support BDSM practices that involve women as the submissives
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Novice_Final THW break up cultural enclaves (e.g. Chinatown, Little India)
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Novice_Final In response to Orientalism in Western academe, THS the use of Occidentalist frameworks by non Western academic circles
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Novice_Final THW allow the privatisation of national heritage sites
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Octa THW abandon all attempts at peace talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Octa THBT the Philippines should lift all restrictions on the foreign ownership of businesses
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Octa TH, as the party, would field Candidate A
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Quarter THW prohibit advertising that portrays child models as sexually provocative
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Quarter THW censor old media that portrays bigoted plotlines that were a product of their time (eg: Friends)
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Quarter THR Facebook's shift towards an algorithm that prioritizes "meaningful social interactions" over news and business content
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Semi THR the prominence of privatization/private companies in addressing problems of public transportation and transport infrastructure
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Semi THBT effective adoption and innovation of green technology is incompatible with consumerism
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Semi THW decrease funding to local government units that fail to meet gender quotas in public institutions (e.g. government bureaucracy, public schools, police force)
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Final TH prefers the strategy of creating new sustainable cities in developing countries over upgrading cities in developed countries to be sustainable
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Final THW nationalise all housing
2018-06-08 Philippines Intervarsity Debating Championship 2018 Open_Final THR the granting of civil rights to corporations (e.g. Freedom of Religion, Right to Political Participation)