In a rare show of force, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) General Assembly voted to ratify its first real constitution and by-laws and then unanimously elected former Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero "Butch" Pichay and 14 others to a new, four-year term.
In a well-attended general assembly held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center (TICC) over the weekend, officers and representatives of various chess clubs and association from all over the country drafted and then approved the NCFP constitution and by-laws and proceeded to give Pichay with "one of the most resounding victories in a Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)-supervised election of a national sports association.
Pichay, whose able leadership in local chess produced three of the country's nine grandmasters in a span of only than five months since September 2007, garnered a perfect 175 votes in the election of 15 board of directors.
I think I'm not the only one who'll feel quite relieved.
Congratulations and way to go and best wishes to the Great Pichay.
You showed the Filipinos- and oh.. Campo and his sidekick Abundo too.. how it is done to develop our GM caliber talents without pocketing his pockets.
What the hell was the Estimo camp thinking anyway?
Piece of advise to the Pichay leadership. Kick them old leeches and asupongs Campo and Abundo out, and now.
Guaranteed they will stab Pichay in the back when given the chance and start enriching themselves for their old age allowance and screw things up in the Philippines again.
50 years of bad Campo and Abundo self serving service to Philippine chess, for what??
What are the Filipinos, specially the so called chess writers thinking anyways?? Tell the truth.
Go for Honorable Pichay, not the dishonorable Campo.
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