I received an email the other day, from Pinoy journo Marlon Bernardino, to inform me of plans to create a pro chess league in the Philippines modelled on the teams competitions in Europe. The league will also look after the interests of chess players as well as promote the game throughout the archipelago.
Each team will field 6 players: first board will be manned by either a GM or IM; FM or NM on board 2, while the lower boards will be allocated to untitled players, non masters and juniors.
There's not a lot of information coming out of RP about this yet. There are no mentions even in the mainstream media. Let's wait and see.