Up against the country’s outstanding chess players, FIDE Master Sander Severino of Silay City displayed great composure to win the 3rd Chooks-to-Go National Rapid Chess Championship held Saturday in Manila.
Scheduled to compete in the ASEAN Para Games this March, the 34-year-old Severino beat Sherwin Tiu in the final to post 6.5 points after seven rounds.
Qatar Airways, PFL seal partnership
Qatar Airways is now officially the primary sponsor of the Philippines Football League (PFL).
Philippine Football Federation secretary general Ed Gastanes and Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker formalized the partnership, that will run for three seasons, by signing a memorandum of agreement at the Qatar Airways head office in Doha on Sunday.
“We thank Qatar Airways for their willingness to help bolster Philippine football by establishing a partnership with PFF as airline partner and title sponsor of the PFL,” PFF president Nonong Araneta said in a statement yesterday.