Palawan Queen’s Gambit’s Catherine Secopito-Perena: Chess is her calling

Palawan Queen’s Gambit’s Catherine Secopito-Perena: Chess is her calling Rick Olivares (Philstar.com) – December 25, 2020 – 1:46pm MANILA, Philippines — If you talk to 35-year-old Woman’s International Chess Master Catherine Perena, within a minute you’ll be completely convinced that she can do anything. She oozes optimism. Why not? It’s a pre-Christmas gift that the Palawan squad to the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines is an all-women’s team. Nicknamed the Queen’s Gambit, Palawan features four Women’s International Masters in Shania Mae Mendoza, Antoinette San Diego, Mikee Su…

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