City lauds chess whiz

BAGUIO CITY – The city government has lauded a local chess prodigy for achievements in the sports arena and meet with the Benguet provincial government to met to start finalizing the presentation of Baguio and Benguet in their bid to co-host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa.

In July 24’s flag-raising ceremonies at City Hall, Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog handed over city council resolution Number 259, series of 2017, to Haridas Burlaza Pascua, commending him for being the champion in the International Master Tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia and 3rd place finisher in the Challenger Open in Malaysia, both held this year.

Born in Pangasinan and a resident of Holy Ghost Proper barangay, here, Pascua was a University of Baguio varsity chess player in his college years and represented the city in various national and international competitions.




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