ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY
No, because they are an entirely different thing from research which is paper work. Debates and PYC test different skills.
No, because research is heavy already. But I would like the informal debates and PYC debate to be supplementary to this.
Actually, I find the debate more relevant than the research paper. What students really need is the skill to talk in public for oral defenses. The research paper has too many needless details.