That great old man of RP chess, Florencio Campomanes, has given his blessing to the current leadership of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines. Quoted by ABS-CBN, Campo says, "Pichay’s firm leadership and clear-cut policies are what we need right now to boost local chess, which stagnated in the past few years".
In this longish report, Campomanes even takes a little swipe at the trio of Paragua, Torre and Antonio who missed the Doha Eliminations event in an apparent protest against the use of the Swiss system.
We also learn that a book is due out. It will be called The FIDE Years: Now It’s My Turn.