Lapid files resolution commending young PH Chess players

Lapid files resolution commending young PH Chess players

By Liza Soriano

MANILA — Young Filipino chess players who triumphed in their age group and won FIDE titles in the standard chess division at the 6th annual Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships, which were held in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 12, have been congratulated and praised in a resolution filed by Senator Lito Lapid.

“Nakakatuwa ang pagkapanalo ng ating mga batang atleta, lalo pa’t iba-iba ang kanilang mga bayang pinanggalingan. Mas natatangi ang tagumpay para sa bawat isa sa kanila dahil hindi lamang sila kumakatawan sa bansa, kundi sila rin ay kumakatawan at nakapaguwi ng karangalan sa kani-kanilang mga bayan,” Lapid said.

In filing Senate Resolution No. 304, Lapid acknowledged that the Philippine team was made up of a diverse group of players who came from various regions of the country, making their success even more special for each and every one of them because they were not only representing the nation but also their hometowns.

The Philippines obtained a total of 32 gold medals, 27 silver medals, and 21 bronze medals to emerge as the overall champion in the tournament.

“Ang pagkapanalo ng ating mga batang Chess athletes ay isang mahalagang kaganapan para sa ating mga batang atleta dahil magsisilbing inspirasyon ito para sa marami pang iba pang naghahangad na makapag uwi ng karangalan para sa ating bayan,” Lapid added.

Team Philippines was also declared as the best Chess Federation in the event over Mongolia and Vietnam who placed 1st and 2nd runner-ups in the event as per National Master Rodolfo Toledo. (AI/MTV)

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