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first_imgLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege THE QUIET town of Tuburan, northwestern Cebu will hold the 1st Mayor Democrito Diamante and Vice Mayor Danny Diamante Inter-Municipalities and Cities Open Chess Team Tournament on  Dec. 28 and 29 at the town’s plaza.Mayor Diamante, an avid fan of chess, said the tournament aims to discover potential woodpushers in the town.ADVERTISEMENT Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES He said that Tuburan is actually a breeding ground of chess champions such as Grand Master (GM) Enrico Sevillano, International Master (IM) Kim Steven Yap, multi-awarded junior player Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano and IM Rico Mascariñas.Aside from discovering new talents, the mayor also said he hopes the tournament will boost the towns image so it could one day host a bigger competition.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“I hope this tournament will give Tuburan a chance to host a national tournament in the future,” mayor Diamante said during yesterday’s launching of the tournament at the Harold’s Hotel, where he was joined by  Marvin Ruelan and FIDE arbiter Bob Tojong.The tournament is expected to draw around 30 teams from the different parts of Cebu Province. Each team is composed of six players including two reserves. “Chess is a sport that needs mental toughness. That’s why I decided to organize this sport in Tuburan,” Diamante added. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Leading the list of the top contenders are the Sevillanos, Eden Diano, National Master (NM) Leonardo Alidani, Richard Natividad and Mario Mangubat.Registration for each team is pegged at P1,500. registration will be done on game day.  /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSALMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike MOST READ WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Painters refuse to go quietly PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passagelast_img read more