Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino (fifth from left) raises the hands of the newly-elected officers of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines led by re-elected president Rep. Prospero “Butch” Pichay (center) and new First Vice President, Cavite Vice Governor Athena Tolentino (eighth from left), the only female officer of the federation.
Also elected are Second Vice President Atty. Ruel Canobas, Third Vice President Senator Manny Pacquiao, Secretary General Rep. Carlo Sandro Gonzalez, Treasurer Mayor Atty. Christian Natividad, Auditor Judge Gonzalo Mapili, Finance Chairman Luisito Ramos, Youth Development Chairman Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares, Ratings and Titles Chairman National Master Atty. Cresencio Aspiras and Directors Jose Rafael Legaspi, Gen. Jonas Silvano, Rey Urbiztondo, Binky Gaticales and Seth Frederick Jaloslos.
They will serve a term of four years. Tolentino opted not to run to give way to the youth but supervised the elections as the federation’s former secretary-general for 16 years and held the same position in the International Chess Federation or FIDE for four years.