International chess is set to make a return to Philippine shores when the 1st President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup is held there in November this year. At USD$26,000 the total prize fund is very generous.
Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino informs me that the official venue will be the NAIA Duty Free Shop in Paranaque City. Overseas players who are interested in competing should contact the organisers. Details can be found on this page.