Janet Lim-Napoles to Roxas Blvd Nov. 7

Last month, the blog posted that Janet Lim-Napoles could be brought to the Senate on a Senate subpoena only upon order of the RTC Makati.

     The Senate had issued a subpoena, and yesterday afternoon, the RTC Makati announced that it would allow the accused Lim-Napoles to be transported to Roxas Boulevard on Nov. 7 to to attend the Senate hearing, according to the news dailies. i guess… the clerk of court typed up or would type up an order for the judge’s signature. Or… i guess the judge made the announcement in open court with the parties present so it had the effect of an order. 

      Normally… unless an emergency is involved, before the Court moves the body of the accused around, across cities, etc.,  it issues an order and the accused’s lawyer and next of kin is informed (normally — if it is not an emergency — the parties are notified beforehand).

     Normally, the procedure followed here is, the PNP appears before the judge in open court and informs him/her that there is a need to move the accused around, etc. etc.

       So i guess… the judge followed the normal procedure for non-emergency moving around of the accused… 


Catch SC Orals PDAF Pork Barrel here live (real time) 2pm today

Catch the oral arguments on the legal challenges to the constitutionality of the PDAF/ pork barrel here in the Supreme Court at 2pm today, live, real time, in the embedded Supreme Court YouTube channel below (the Supreme Court allowed audio live streaming only; the screen below is still blank, with a timer on how much time left before the start of the oral arguments; stand by until 2pm):

Napoles motion to transfer arraignment now moot

Janet Lim-Napoles’s motion, by counsel, filed only this morning,  to transfer the physical site of the arraignment from Makati to Fort Sto. Domingo has now been rendered mute and epidemic, este, er, moot and academic — reporters show she is now en route to Makati. Stand by.

Rodolfo Tan Cardoso (Uncle Rudy Cardoso), First Asian International Chess Master, clinches king endgame

(digitized photo from Jan. 3, 2010 file at http://wp.me/p2mko-27V)
“Cardoso, 1st Asian international master, dies
“ABS-CBNnews.com. Posted at 08/21/2013 6:14 PM | Updated as of 08/21/2013 6:14 PM
“Manila, Philippines — Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, the first Asian International Master (IM), passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.
“Cardoso, credited for putting the Philippines on the chess world map, was rushed to the Philippine Heart Center on Tuesday after complaining of chest pains.
“He died the day after. He was 75.
“ ‘His death was a big loss for Philippine chess,” said Eugene Torre, Asia’s first grandmaster. “Malaki ang contribution niya sa Philippine chess kasama na lately ang pagtuturo nya sa mga kabataan. Isa siya sa hinahangaan kong player ng bata ako, tactician siya. Siya ang nagpa-uso ng positional play.”
“Two-time chess Olympian Samuel Estimo cited Cardoso as a “true gentleman over the chessboard.”
“Cardoso, together with Florencio Campomanes, Carlos Benitez and Glicerio Badilles, composed the country’s first chess team that represented the Philippines in the 1956 Chess Olympiad in Moscow.
“ ‘He was the only Filipino to ever beat Bobby Fischer in chess,” Estimo said.
“Cardoso was awarded the IM title in 1957, making him the first Asian IM.
“Several veteran chess players also paid tribute to Cardoso.
“ ‘Rest in Peace Cardoso,” said Singapore-based IM Domingo Razo Ramos.
“ ‘Condolence to Tan-Cardoso family.. May God give them the strength they need.. and may he rest in peace,” said Bangkok-based Dante Sagyaman, who hails from Benguet province.
“ ‘Condolence po sa family ni IM Cardoso, I once met him some years ago, he was so full of wisdom and chess strategies” said Bicol chess player Joseph Mendoza.
“Cardoso’s wake will be held at La Funeraria Paz in Sucat, Paranaque. His remains will be transferred Saturday morning to his province, Pangasinan.
“Interment is scheduled on Monday. For details call or text his nephew Rene Cardoso at 0922 853 6256. — Marlon Bernardino”

From the Inquirer: “Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, the first Asian International Master and member of the first Philippine team that competed in the Moscow Chess Olympiad in 1956, died Wednesday after a heart attack.
“Born Dec. 25, 1937 in Anda, Pangasinan, Cardoso was highly regarded as a player, arbiter, coach and teacher. He earned his IM title in 1957.
“He and Campomanes saw action in Moscow along with NMs Carlos Benitez and Glicerio Badilles.
” ‘He was a true gentleman over the chessboard. As the first International Master of Asia, he aroused Philippine interest in chess and put our country in the world chess map. And, he was the only Filipino to ever beat (American chess great) Bobby Fischer,” said two-time Olympian and National Master/lawyer Samuel Estimo.
“ ‘He’s a big loss to Philippine chess. Before his death, he was still involved in the sport by teaching youngsters,” said Asia’s First Grandmaster Eugene Torre.

“His remains lie at La Funeraria Paz, Manila Memorial, Sucat, Parañaque. The body will be transferred Saturday morning to Alaminos, Pangasinan. Interment will be on Monday.
“For details, call or text his nephew Rene at 0922 853 6256.”


From http://www.chessgames.com:
Rodolfo Tan Cardoso vs Robert James Fischer, New York m 1957 • Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91) • 1-0
1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nde2 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. h3 b5 11. a4 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Qxd5 Qc7 14. c3 Bb7 15. Qd1 Nc5 16. f3 a5 17. Be3 Ba6 18. Rc1 Rab8 19. f4 bxc3 20. Rxc3 Rxb2 21. Rf2 Qb6 22. Rc1 Qb3 23. Nc3 exf4 24. Rxb2 Qxb2 25. Bxc5 dxc5 26. gxf4 c4 27. Nd5 Bc5 28. Kh2 Bb4 29. Rc2 Qb3 30. e5 Qxa4 31. Be4 g6 32. Qg4 Bb7 33. Nf6 Kg7 34. Qh4 Rc8 35. Qxh7 Kf8 36. e6 Rc7 37. Qg8 Ke7 38. Qxf7 Kd8 39. Rd2 Bd5 40. Rxd5
“Kibitzers’ Corner:
Sep-03-04 wall: 32…Bb7 looks wrong. Perhaps 32…Rd8 instead. The game ended with 40.Rxd5+. White also could have mated with 40.Qg8+ Ke7 41.Nxd5+ Kd6 42.Qf8+ Kc6 43.Nxc7+ Kb6 44.Qb8+ Kc5 45.Na6 mate.
Oct-12-05 rjsolcruz: does this g3 variation has a name?
Aug-09-06 rjsolcruz: this was fischer’s only loss to a filipino. mabuhay si cardoso!
Oct-29-06 Rama: Cardoso’s 29. Rc2 and 30. e5 are very good moves. He suddenly takes over control of the king-side and gets a winning attack.
Feb-05-07 Manuel G. Vergara: This is Filipino Ingenuity!!! Mabuhay Philippines
Feb-05-07 ounos: Was 31. … g6 really necessary? If it was, then there was some big mistake before it 🙂
For instance, 30. … Qd3 seems safe.
Feb-06-07 beatgiant: <ounos> Now that you mention it, my previous post was wrong. After my suggested 32…Rd8 33. Nf6+ Kg7 34. Qh4 <Rd1!> 35. Qxh7+ Kf8, White need not play 36. e6 but has other strong attacks like 36. Qh8+ Ke7 38. Ng8+ Kd7 39. Qf6, etc.
Instead of 31…g6, Black can try 31… Kh8 or 31…h6, but anyway some kingside weakness will be forced and it looks almost as bad. So I’d tend to agree that 30…Qd3 looks better than the game.
May-26-07 Premium Chessgames Member granyid: In the 31st move already Fisher is in the winning position after ..h6. There as no more attack for White and hoping for draw is obscure as black queenside is solid. Fisher had blunder for ..g6 in 31st move. He is still young at the time but a Filipino winning a World champion should be a Filipino pride. Mabuhay!!!!
Mar-02-08 rjsolcruz: IM Cardoso, now 60+ years old and concentrated to coaching, conducted a chess workshop for children of MERALCO employees last March 1, 2008 at the Lopez Bldg in Pasig City. The workshop is part of the 105th Anniversary of MERALCO, RP’s #1 electric utility. And chess is part of the MERALCOlympics event.
Feb-05-09 Abaduba: <ounos>, <graynid> The threat at move 31 was not only 32. Nf6+ but also 32. Bxh7+ (32. …Kxh7 33. Qh5+ Kg8 34. Nf6+ gxf6 35. Rg2 #, or, if the f8-Rook has moved, 36. f6 will follow, mating.) and especially 32. Qg4/h5.
…Kg8 and …h6 answer the first two threats but both lose to the third.
31. …Kg8 32. Qh5 h6 33. Qf5 g6 34. Qf6+ Kh7 (34. …Kg8 35. Bxg6 fxg6 36. Qxg6+ Kh8 37. Qxh6+ Kg8 38. Rg2#) 35. Rg2 and there is no defense to the threat of 36. Bxg6+.
31. …h6 32. Qg4 Bc8 (32. …Kh8 33. Rg2 Rg8 34. Nf6 winning at least the exchange; 32. …Re8 33. Qf5 Kf8 […g6 loses in the same way as the 31. …Kg8 line] 34. Nc7; on other Rook moves we have the same variation except that 34. e6 is crushing; and on any other move there is no defense to 33. Rg2.) 33. f5 Qa8
(Otherwise 34. Rg2 g5 35. Qh6 and the threat of f6 ensures that White will capture the h6 pawn and mate soon after.) 34. Qg3 Be1
(Otherwise Rg2 wins as usual)
35. Qf4 and the threats of Rg2, f6, Nf6 and Ne7 should be too much for Black, especially with the Queen and Bishop now offsides.
So, unless somebody can find a better defense for Black, it seems that Cardoso already had a win before 31. …g6.
Apr-28-09 Dillon: I think Fischer’s fruitless queen-side attack hung his pieces out to dry.
Oct-03-09 Agent Orange: It’s a rarity to draw against Fischer much more to win. A great game by a Filipino IM Rodolfo Tan Cardoso!
Oct-19-09 SugarRaySam: What about 30. … Qd3 Covering the important e4 square
Oct-19-09 AnalyzeThis: You’ve got to hand it to Cardoso. He knew when it was time to drop all pretense and just go for the throat.
Nov-19-11 Magic Castle: Chess like golf is a very fickle game. There are no undefeated in these sports, unlike in boxing, just high winning percentages or streaks.
Nov-20-11 visayanbraindoctor: In those days it was much harder to become a FIDE GM. IM Cardoso was most probably of GM caliber by today’s standards. I think he would beat many of today’s GMs in a match if he were still young and active.
It was much more difficult to be recognized as a GM in the 1910s. There was no hard and fast rule, but the only ones recognized as Grand Masters (initially by the Czar of Russia and then by all of the chess community) were World Champion Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Tarrasch, Marshall when they topped St. Petersburg 1914.
Perhaps it’s plausible to just abolish the GM, IM, FM, NM titles. The chess world did just fine without them before. Just stick to chess master.
Aug-21-13 Premium Chessgames Member technical draw: Good game against the young Fischer. RIP IM Rodolfo Tan Cardoso