I was invited by Emily Go-Villanueva to judge this year's Voice of our Youth Impromptu Speaking Contest held at the Gallaga Theater in USLS campus.
Sixteen brave, young students have spoken on the topic, "should the government put more emphasis on the use of the English Language as a medium of Instruction than Filipino, our national language?"
It is very overwhelming to note that all contestants speak the language with care and authority. I am very happy that our teachers have taught them well. The winning cut of the champ and the first runner up is their ability to organize their thoughts, words, and emotion. Their being natural, youth, spontaneous created a platform for them to stand above their opponents.
Congratulations to the two ladies; one from Roxas and the other from Iloilo City. Good luck in your next competition in Manila next year!