Saturday, August 04, 2007

Cebu Pride

A couple of news stories really warmed my heart this week. Just perfect for this cold Sydney winter. First, the chess story.

On Tuesday - FIDE posted news of the VI Asian Championships hosted by the Philippines from 18 to 30 September, 2007. What's special about this event is that it will be held in Cebu - the province where yours truly grew up all those years ago. But I haven't been back there for close to 20 years! I'm thinking that this tournament could just be the one good excuse to pay a visit. Well, just to blog about it, obviously.

Our next story comes courtesy of a Cebuano jailer.

Hitting the headlines this week was a series of videos posted on YouTube. These videos showed inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) getting down to some popular tunes like Thriller, Beebot and songs from the movie, Sister Act. Only in RP and only on Cebu! Oh I am just so proud.

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