Holy Name University won the prestigious Best Debating Team Award over University of Bohol in a Department of Trade and Industry sponsored debate held at the Island City Mall on October 19, 2007. The topic: "Resolved that Consumer shall not Patronize Products that Violate Intellectual Property Rights." The HNU debaters handled the affirmative side. In the end the team got all the awards as follows:
Team Captain - David Maulas - BSA
Best Debater - Joshephus Anthony Bumaat - BSA
Best Speaker - Ma. Laureen Jamero - BSN
Scribe - Prince Sarmiento - COE
Coach - Mr. Frederico Ticong - CAS Faculty
the merit of HNU on the public debate is just one of the many accomplishments of the university has established in terms of academics; thus, upholding the theme of the university's Diamond Jubilee Celebration which is "Trailblazing Excellence: 60 Years of Witnessing to the Word."
The HNU Administration, Faculty, and Employees wholeheartedly congratulate the efforts of these debaters and their coach.