Founders and Members of UQCC
WIM Bernadette Galas
Most often addressed as “Badette” in Chess community, is a graduate of De La Salle University (2019 – AB Sports Studies – AB Philippine Studies Major in Filipino in Mass Media, Athletics Awardee and multiple-time Gawad Lasalyano Awardee).
She was a former member and captain of De La Salle University Chess Team.
She was a former National Champion and also represented the country in several international tournaments like World Olympiad, ASEAN Age Groups, Zonals, etc.
She is one of the active top Woman International Master in the country and a member of Philippine National Team since 2014.
Currently, she is working as a Chess Coach in Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati (Elementary and High school).
WFM Cherry Ann Mejia
Most often addressed as “Che” by the Chess community, is a graduate of De La Salle University (2018-BS Psychology, Multiple-time Gawad Lasalyano Awardee).
A former Team Captain of the DLSU Women’s Chess Team and a former member of DLSU Chess Varsity Team.
She is an active Woman FIDE Master and a National Athlete in the Philippines. Currently, she is one of the top female chess players in the country.
WCM Mira Mirano
Woman Candidate Master Mira Mirano is a graduate of De La Salle University (Bachelor of Arts in Sports Studies and Philippine Studies major in Filipino Mass Media, 2019 – Athletics Awardee and multiple – time Gawad Lasalyano Awardee).
She was also a former member and captain of the De La Salle University Chess Varsity team.
At the tender age of 12, she was able to achieve her WCM title and has represented the country in various international competitions.
She finished her feat in UAAP as Most Valuable Player (MVP) during Season 81.
Currently, Mira remains one of the active top female players in the country and is continuously playing in national level competitions.
AGM Rowelyn-Joy Acedo
Rowelyn is also known as “Joy” or “Kajoy” in chess community and a proud Davaoeña. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts Major in Sports Studies and Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology in De La Salle University and a recipient of Athletic and Gawad Lasalyano Awardee of Batch 2018.
Joy was former team captain of DLSU Women’s Chess Team.
She was recognized as one of the Most Outstanding Athletes in Davao City due to her terrific performance and proudly represented Davao and Philippines to various national and international chess tournaments.
Joy is currently working in one of the well-known Business Process Outsourcing Industry in the Philippines and an English Online Teacher at the same time. Despite her hectic schedule on her career, she still manages to balance her career and passion, playing chess.
Kyla Joy Camacho
Kyla is a graduate of De La Salle University (Bachelor of Science major in Information Technology, Multiple-time Gawad Lasalyano awardee).
She was part of the multiple-titled UAAP Champion team, De La Salle University Lady Woodpushers where she served as Assistant Captain.
Currently, Kyla is pursuing a professional career as a licensed Information Technology specialist.
Daphne Mae Dy
Daphne Dy, also known as “Mae” for some, is currently an undergraduate student in De La Salle University – Manila. Daphne is in her 3rd year, taking up a degree of Bachelor of Science, Major in Early Childhood Education (EED-ECED).
With her immense love and passion in chess since her high school years, she was recognized by DLSU for her potential and is now one of the members of the DLSU Women’s Chess Team, the Lady Woodpushers.
Daphne is actively competing in various local tournaments and seeks to strive to become better in chess.
Furthermore, she was a recipient of the Gawad Lasalyano award, one of the most prestigious achievements for outstanding Lasallians in sports.
Apart from chess, she is currently active in several university organizations such as UNICEF, UNITED and COSCA, where she lovingly advocates equality for all children by teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives – the true embodiment of a Lasallian.