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  • Pangasinan chess prodigies join international chess tournaments

    Pangasinan chess prodigies join international chess tournaments

    Haridas Pascua of Mangatarem town, Pangasinan's second chess International Master (IM), is close to becoming the first Pangasinense chess Grand Master (GM) if he successfully completes the third and last GM norm to earn the highest title given to a chess player.

    After 57 years, Pangasinan feted the second Pangasinense chess IM in the person of Pascua. The first Pangasinense chess IM was the late Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, Asia's first chess IM.

    For his third GM norm, Pascua will compete in Asian Continental Chess Championships on August 1-13 at Al Ain United Arab Emirates; and Abu Dhabi Chess ...

  • Pangasinan Chess Festival kicks off Sept 12

    Pangasinan Chess Festival kicks off Sept 12

    Pangasinan Chess Festival sponsored by the provincial government under the watch of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. reels off on September 12, Saturday, at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PDTC), here, with the staging of a series of chess clinic this September.

    The Pangasinan Chess Festival, now on its fifth year, is a brainchild project of Governor Espino which seeks to develop and hone Pangasinense chess players from the grassroots level.

    The 5th Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. Chess Clinic slated on September 12, 13, 19 and 20 will serve as prelude to three chess tournaments o ...

  • Historic road linking Ilocos Cagayan Valley to open next year

    Historic road linking Ilocos Cagayan Valley to open next year

    By 2016, the second major road line linking the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions will be open to vehicular traffic, a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) official said here on Monday.

    Ronnel Tan, DPWH assistant regional director in the Ilocos, said work had begun to convert the 23-kilometer Pangasinan segment of the Villa Verde Trail in San Nicolas town into a two-lane highway that would connect to the already paved road in Nueva Vizcaya province.

    The Villa Verde Trail, which was used by the Allied Forces in chasing Japanese soldiers during World War II, crosses the Caraballo ...