The Department of Education, The Manila Times, and the manila College, in cooperation with the coordinating council of Private Educational Association or COCOPEA, Emilio Aguinaldo College and various corporate sponsor will hold the First Voice of Asia Speech Contest from Nov 15 2012 to March 20 2013. The schedule of the selection of contestant is as follows;
- Nov 15-23 - Selection of contestants from HS
- Nov 26 - Dec 7 - Selection of contestants from divisions.
- Jan 21-25 - Selection of contestants from regions
- Feb 15 - National Finals, Emilio Aguinaldo College Auditorium
- March 20 - International Finals - Emilio Aguinaldo College Auditorium
The activity aims to provide Filipino students with the opportunity to display their impromptu speaking skills in the English Language. The participants in this activity are bonafide high school students who must be Filipino citizens and Grade 9 - 3rd year or Grande 10 Fourth year.
Each region is entitle to send 2 participants (1 from public and 1 from private) to the National Finals. The mode of selection of the school participants will be left tot he concerned school heads. the mode of selection of the division participants will be left tot he school division or city superintendents. The national winner will represents the country in the international finals.Prizes in cash and in kind will be awarded to the top 3 participants in the National and International Finals.
DepEd Memorandum 2020 S. 2012