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Eliminations for 3rd Zozobrado oration contest underway

Davao City (16 October) -- Eliminations for the JAZ Oratorical Contest are underway and high school students from public schools in the third district of Davao City are encouraged to participate.

The JAZ Oratorical Contest, which is an annual oratorical contest named after the late councilor Jesus A. Zozobrado, in now on its third year. Zozobrado was known for his fiery speeches in the halls of the City Council as well as his advocacy for serious and meaningful legislation when he was still alive.

"We actually aim to make the JAZ Oratorical Contest a yearly event to celebrate my father's passion for the youth," councilor Rachel Zozobrado said. The activity itself, she added, aims to showcase the speaking skills of high school students in the district.

The sub-district eliminations for the 3rd JAZ Oratorical Contest will be held starting November 11, 2009, 3PM at Lower Tamugan National High School Gym for participants from Marilog District. Those from Baguio and Calinan Districts can join the elimination scheduled on November 13, 3PM at Calinan National High School AVR.

There are two other sub-district eliminations scheduled on November 16, 3PM at the Sto. Niņo National High School for those coming from Tugbok District, and another elimination on November 18, 3PM at Doņa Carmen Deņa National High School for those coming from Toril District.

The Grand Finals for the 3rd JAZ Oratorical Contest will be held at Mintal Gym on December 7, 1PM.

Zozobrado said participants during the sub-district eliminations will be asked to deliver an oration piece with the theme "My Future is in my hands, a clean and honest 2010 election has my hands printed on it."

Criteria for judging will be 50% Manner to include mastery, diction and gesture, and 50% Matter to include relevance of the piece to the theme. All entries to the Contest must be original have not been published in any forms of media. For more details please call the Office of Councilor Rachel Zozobrado at 2220855 local 426 or 226. Updates to the contest will also be posted at (Office of Coun. Zozobrado/PIa XI) [top]

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