Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Toastmasters Discon 2011 Contest Results

Every year, District 75 holds a national conference to showcase the public speaking prowess of Toastmasters from all over the Philippines. This year it was held on April 29 – May 1 at Manila Ocean Park and was organized by DTM Voltaire Victoria. The main event of every district conference are the speaking competitions. There are four contest categories: Impromptu, Evaluation, Humorous and International Prepared Speech. Each category has 10 contestants one representing each of the ten divisions in the Philippines: Division A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K.

The first two days of the conference were packed full with activities. All the contestants gave the audience a show and everyone enjoyed themselves. For those who weren’t able to go to the conference, here are the Contest results for Discon 2011.

Contest results for Discon 2011:

Impromptu Speaking Contest

1st place: Philipp Matthys, Division D-Iloilo Executive Toastmasters Club
2nd place: Alvin Neil Gutierrez, Division A-I-Connect Toastmasters Club
3rd place: Mark Novem Grageda, Division F-Iligan Toastmasters Club

Evaluation Contest

1st place: Alessandra Victoria Zeta, Division F-Iligan Toastmasters Club
2nd place: Jenny Monastrial, Division B- TOPS Toastmasters Club
3rd place: Stephen Michael Lumanlan, Division g-Baguio Living Synergistically Inc. Toastmasters Club

Humorous Contest

1st place: Mark Novem Grageda, Division F-Iligan Toastmasters Club
2nd place: Adrian Alo, Division C-Queen City Toastmasters Club
3rd place: Eduardo Catayoc III, Division A-Camanava Brunch Toastmasters Club

International Prepared Speech Contest

1st place: Michael Del Rosario, Division G-Pines City Toastmasters Club
2nd place: Darwin John Moises, Division C-Lexmark Toastmasters Club
3rd place: Ma. Cecilia Onate, Division A-Metro Manila Toastmasters Club

Analysis (courtesy of Discon Chairman, DTM Volts Victoria)

Division F = 7 points
Divisions A, C & G = 4 points
Division D = 3 points
Division B = 2 points

According to Discon Chairman, DTM Volts Victoria, this is Division F's highest standing over the years :)


Next year’s District Conference is going to be at Samal Island, Davao. We’ll be able to enjoy the sun, the beach and the company of our fellow Toastmasters. For those who haven't registered yet please send an email to or call 09177008891

Look for Discon Chair DTM Elisa Tay

 See you all there!

Read my next post Competing at Discon 2011 by Alex Zeta.


  1. Congratulations to all of you. May you continue your journey as public speakers.

    Jef Menguin

  2. Thanks Jef! I certainly will :) Toastmasters has helped me grow so much as a speaker and leader

  3. Nice!!! Thanks hehehe... starring jud ko da :D

  4. Adrian diay ko :D

  5. @Adrian: Yeah. I kinda figured that out :) Of course, winner gud ^_^

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