IM Jack Peters, chess columnist for the LA Times, features three Filipinos in his 11 September edition. Well, OK, so Sevillano is now an "American" - but we still claim him.
And yesterday, I heard rumours that even Kasparov is a fraction Pinoy. In fact, it may be that all top players in the world have some Pinoy blood in them. Don't look at me - that's just what I heard.