by Brian Yalung
The Para Chess team added two more gold medals for the Philippines courtesy of Sander Severino in the Individual Rapid P1 – Men event and again together with Henry Roger Lopez and Jasper Rom in the Team Rapid P1 – Men at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
With the two additional gold medals, the Philippines has now won a total of 8 gold medals in all.
Aside from that, Lopez also snagged a silver medal in the Individual Rapid P1 – Men.
Rom and Arman Subaste also won the bronze in the Individual Rapid P1 – Men and Individual Rapid B2-B3 – Men respectively.
The team of Subaste, Menandro Redor and Israel Peligro (Team Rapid B2-B3 – Men) and Francis Ching, Rodolfo Sarmiento and Cecilio Bilog (Team Rapid B1 – Men) accounted for the two other bronze medal for the Filipino woodpushers.
As of this writing, the Philippines has won 8 golds, 7 silver, and 11 bronze medals to up their medal haul to 26.