See, I told you so. Filipino chess politicians are well-connected. That's why there was no problem with dropping Antonio even after feds were told that registration of teams was final by July. Hec, instead of punishment, a couple of Pinoy polies received their FIDE blessings.
NCFP boss "Butch" Pichay has been appointed to the FIDE Panel of Advisers while NCFP secretary-general Abraham Tolentino was elected President of zone 3.2a.
According to this news item in RP, "Pichay was instrumental in the reelection victory of the FIDE president for another four-year term after Pichay lectured former world champion Gary Kasparov on parliamentary procedure."