Local paper, Tempo, reports. that the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) is aiming for at least five gold medals in the upcoming SEA Games due to be held in the Philippines later this month.
With the country's numero uno, GM Paragua, playing in the World Cup in Russia - the RP team will, instead, be led by GMs Torre and Antonio. Support crew are Dimakiling, Dableo and Barbosa. As reported in the Australian Chess Magazine, the circumstances surrounding the formation of this team were quite controversial. But no matter - all Pinoys should now pull together and dig deep into their Catholicism, say a dozen or two Hail Mary's, a few rounds of the Stations of the Cross and repent.
Goog Luck Philippine Chess!