IMEC Cadets participate in the first ever Virtual Philippine Inter-Academy Debate

07 Apr 2021

Last week, four IMEC cadets from the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific took part in the first ever Virtual Philippine Inter-Academy Debate (VPIAD) which was held virtually through Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Along with the Philippine Military Academy and the Philippine National Police Academy, the 1st VPIAD was held to promote solidarity among the Philippine’s academies, and to showcase the expertise of the generation’s youth through healthy debate.

The IMEC cadets were all members of MAAP’s Versileas Class of 2023 were:

  • Midn 3Cl Zaldy Noel Tumapang
  • Midn 3Cl Glendale Aries Cadelina
  • Midn 3Cl Ralph Cyrill Quilloy
  • Midwn 3Cl Christine Dane Garcia

At the end of the event, 3Cl Tumapang was awarded as MAAP’s Best Speaker, while 3Cl Cadelina was acknowledged as MAAP’s Best Adjudicator. 3Cl Tumapang was also recognized as the 3rd Overall Best Speaker for the tournament.

“I’m glad that I was able to bring pride to my alma mater and to IMEC through debating. We would not have gone this far if not for the training and support by our families, classmates, and our sponsors”, commented 3Cl Tumapang.


Hilary Ho