Congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay, an avid financial supporter of Philippines chess, is expected to be the next head of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP). The elections are slated for later this afternoon at 1PM Manila time.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, the congressman revealed some of his ideas on improving Philippines chess. For example, he wants to motivate more locals to play and improve their chess by holding a "Philippine International Open Chess Championships".
And lamenting the problem of the seemingly constant bickering among RP chess officials, Pichay was quoted by the Inquirer as saying, "Chess is like showbiz, full of controversy. That's why the first thing to do is to unite everyone."
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