Proceeds of the simul will go for the benefit of RP Paralympic chess team and chess workshops from public schools.
From Meralco Chess Club:
GM Bong has agreed to play in this 5th edition of MERALCO Chess Club's fund-raising simuls. This will give opportunity to the RP Paralympics Chess Team (Alexis Elinon, Rudy Canonigo, Rudy Ssarmiento, Francis Ching, Abe Peligro, Melchor and Gigi Bilog) and a few kids from public schools such as Carlo Caranyagan, Gil Ruaya, Renato Cruz, Jenny Espada, Saltorio siblings, and Ramon Magsaysay HS to play with a grandmaster.
Previous winners are:
Alexis of PARA has won in the GM Torre simul and earned draws in the GM Gonzales and GM Paragua simuls.
Paulo Bersamina of Zamora Elementary School and MERALCO Chess Club has a draw with GM Torre.
Gil Ruaya of Taytay National HS earned a draw with GM Paragua.
Joanah Saltorio of NU earned a draw in the GM Gonzales simul.
Earl Cabugao and Rhal Sol Cruz of La Salle and MERALCO Chess Club earned draws with GM Antonio.