Philippines chess boss Prospero "Butch" Pichay told a gathering recently, "Our aim is to beat the number 1 in the world which is Russia". Local paper Sun Star further quotes the pioneering chess boss as saying, "We're now moving on in our quest to become a world power in chess, not just in Asia".
I don't know about beating Russia; after all, there's also India and China who are producing superstars left, right and centre. But at least the humble Pinoys have ambitions which you can hardly say about their Australian counterparts.
Oh yeah, that's right: the Aussies rule Oceania!