“Redefining Global Goals towards International Cooperation and Solidarity.” This was the mantra of the 5th University of the East Model United Nations Conference held on September 19 – 20, 2018.
Seventy five delegates from various high schools and universities including the University of the East, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle Santiago Zobel, San Juan de Letran University, Mapua University, Philippine Science High School, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, South Hill School, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of the Philippines-Diliman, University of the Philippines-Los Baños, University of Pangasinan, University of Santo Tomas, and Tagaytay City National High School came together to discuss relevant topics related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
De La Salle Santiago Zobel School sent the following nine delegates who exhibited their acumens in public speaking and written communication:
- Allen Conner C. Hizon (DLSZ 2024)
- Dominic Leo B. Ramos (DLSZ 2024)
- Elisha Anne J. Barrameda (DLSZ 2021)
- Kristen Caroline I. Reyes (DLSZ 2022)
- Mariella Q. Urera (DLSZ 2021)
- Martha Beatrice Faith Curabo (DLSZ 2022)
- Raphael Philippe Bicaldo (DLSZ 2021)
- Raphael C. Sabater (DLSZ 2022)
- Theresa Enrica L. Limgenco (DLSZ 2022)
The DLSZ contingent snitched three awards composed of two formal and one informal awards. Martha Beatrice Faith Curabo brought home Best Position Paper entitled “Security Council: United States and China: Bid for Naval Supremacy in Southeast Asia Continuous Turmoil in Yemen”, while Dominic Leo B. Ramos bagged the Most Outstanding Delegate of the conference. The Small But Terible Award was conferred to Raphael C. Sabater for his passion, consistency, and determination.
Each delegate was given a country to represent in their respective committees which simulate the emissaries in the United Nations. Students act as diplomats or ambassadors of the given countries. They are given topics with which they have to create a position paper. It is also expected of them to learn the parliamentary procedures, to speak in the assembly, to learn how to collaborate and to form allies, to compromise, and to solve real-world issues. Their ultimate goal is to come up with a resolution paper as a working bloc that would give solutions to the topic at hand.
Congratulations to the DLSZ delegates and to Mr. Jeremias Daniel Picaña, JHS Social Studies Faculty, who accompanied the participants in the three-day event.
Animo La Salle!