How can Pichay be president of the Philippine chess federation and sentenced to imprisonment re conviction of graft?

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In the Philippines, there's this corrupt politician Prospero 'Butch' Pichay Jr who is the recently re-elected NCFP (national chess federation of the Philippines) president. (Kinda like arkady dvorkovich except without the corruption...maybe.)

June 2022 - Pichay guilty of graft over P780 million LWUA funds misuse and Ex-LWUA Administrator Pichay convicted in 2009 purchase of Express Savings Bank

The anti-graft court’s Fourth Division has sentenced Pichay and former LWUA financial service head Wilfredo Feleo Jr. to serve six to 10 years of imprisonment for each count of graft conviction. The two are also perpetually disqualified from holding public office.

July 2022 - Re-elected as NCFP president - see Link 1, Link 2, Link 3

August 2022 - Court affirms Pichay conviction

September 2022 - still the president.

National Youth and Schools Chess unfolds in Dapitan

Apart from Jalosjos, expected to grace the opener are Grandmaster Eugene Torre, National Chess Federation of the Philippines president/chair Butch Pichay and chief executive officer GM Jayson Gonzales and host city tourism chief Apple Marie Agolong.

October 2022 - Just 7 hours ago there was this article released that says...still the president.

PH chessers leave for World Juniors Under-20 chess championships

"We expect these young and talented players to perform well as usual and bring honor to the country," said coach Neri. "Go Philippines. Laban Pinas. Laban para sa bayan." said chief executive officer Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales of the National Chess Federation under the leadership of it's chairman/president Rep. Prospero "Butch" Arreza Pichay Jr.

Question: Is Pichay president while in prison?

Note: Pichay screwed over Filipino-born American chess grandmaster Wesley So (defending US chess champion and defending and inaugural world Fischer random chess champion) and then lied about it.

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