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Sweet-shooting Nambatac fills Chris Tiu role in ROS win

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:09 PM

'That kid is so hardworking in practice and he’s very coachable,' says retired player Chris Tiu on former Rain or Shine teammate Rey Nambatac

STEPPING UP. After the retirement of Rain or Shine standout Chris Tiu (left), young gun Rey Nambatac makes the most out of his extra minutes. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Chris Tiu 'at peace' with retirement from PBA

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:44 PM

The 33-year-old, though, admits there are times he misses the grind with his Rain or Shine teammates

FAMILY MAN. Now retired, Chris Tiu now has more time dedicated to his wife and two daughters. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Tiu: 'I seriously reconsidered playing another PBA season'

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'I took to heart their words and seriously reconsidered playing another season or at least just one conference,' says Chris Tiu

MOVING ON. Chris Tiu focuses on his businesses and spending time with his two daughters. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Tiu officially retires from PBA

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The steady guard ends his PBA career after 6 years with Rain or Shine

HANGING UP HIS SPURS. Chris Tiu walks away from the PBA at 33 years old. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Tiu on potential PBA retirement: Lots of things to consider

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:00 AM

With his one-year contract expiring, the 33-year-old mulls hanging up his jersey

WALKING AWAY. Chris Tiu could end a six-year career in the PBA at the peak of his abilities. Photo from PBA Images

PH golden girl Hidilyn Diaz got a fan in Chris Tiu

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:02 PM

The veteran Gilas guard reveals he has been following the weightlifting star's career way back in the 2012 London Olympics

INSPIRATION. Chris Tiu draws inspiration from the Philippines' Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. Photos from Asian Games website (Tiu) and Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz)

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Asian Games inclusion perfect timing for Chris Tiu

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:22 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas pioneer knows the Asiad could probably end up as the last time he will suit up for the Philippine team

BACK AT IT AGAIN. Chris Tiu returns to the national team for the first time since 2012. Photo from Tiu's Twitter account (@chris_tiu)

Tiu suffers busted lip from GlobalPort import: 'Parang na-Pacquiao ako'

May 20, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The veteran guard refuses to leave the game and delivers down the stretch to lift Rain or Shine past the Batang Pier

NO BACKING DOWN. Chris Tiu leads Rain or Shine to victory despite being left bloodied following a hit from GlobalPort import Malcolm White. Photos from PBA Images

LOOK: Rain or Shine's Chris Tiu welcomes second daughter

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Mari Diana is the newest addition to the Tiu family

BABY GIRL. Mari Diana is Chris and Clarisse's second daughter. Photo from Instagram (@chris_tiu17)

Injury-riddled Rain or Shine finds gems in Ponferada, Borboran, Trollano

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Despite injuries to Chris Tiu, James Yap and Raymond Almazan, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters became the 5th team to book a trip to the quarterfinals

SWISH. Jewel Ponferada displays his offensive arsenal as he helps the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters secure a playoff berth. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Chris Tiu calls Rain or Shine's loss to Blackwater a 'disaster'

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:22 PM

'Our defense was also quite spotty today. We gave up a lot of open shots,' says Chris Tiu

DISAPPOINTMENT. Chris Tiu minced no words after Rain or Shine lost to Blackwater for the first time ever. Photo by PBA Images

The road to being a champion

Aug 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM

From being an athlete to a businessman and now a father Chris Tiu has been driven by his values and deep desire to succeed for others on and off the court

Chris Tiu, Clarisse Ong welcome baby girl Amanda Claire

Jun 11, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Chris Tiu posts a photo and a touching message about his new baby girl on social media

Chris Tiu, Clarisse Ong expecting first child

May 19, 2016 - 10:44 PM

We are also expecting our first child anytime now so I would like to ask for your prayers for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby Chris writes on Instagram

Binay on INC, Duterte on corruption, Pacquiao’s first shot | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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WATCH: Pacquiao hits first ever PBA shot

Oct 25, 2015 - 5:01 PM

He finally makes one

Jeff Chan signs 3-year extension with Rain or Shine

Aug 05, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Jeff Chan will remain in a Rain or Shine jersey for the next 3 years after signing a new deal with the Elasto Painters

PAINT JOB. Jeff Chan will remain with Rain or Shine after signing a contract extension. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chris Tiu eyes 1-year deal for return to Rain or Shine

Jul 24, 2015 - 4:15 PM

A 10 year old fan stricken with leukemia gives Tiu the sign he was waiting for

Chris Tiu on PBA future: ‘I trust in God’s plan’

Jul 09, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters guard Chris Tiu says he is unsure about his future plans with regards to professional basketball but is leaving what lies ahead to “God’s plan ”

Chris Tiu of Rain or Shine says he is reconsidering his initial plans to retire. Photo by PBA Images

Report: Chris Tiu retiring from PBA

Jul 09, 2015 - 2:47 PM

The former UAAP star will reportedly retire following 3 seasons with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Barako Bull rips Rain or Shine behind Garcia's career-high

May 31, 2015 - 5:50 PM

RR Garcia erupted for a career high 26 points and the Barako Bull Energy bounced back from a brief setback with a 112 103 victory over the slumping Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

RR Garcia had a career-high 26 points in Barako Bull's win over Rain or Shine. Photo by Josh Albelda

Superb shooting leads Rain or Shine past Meralco for 2-0 lead

Apr 05, 2015 - 7:22 PM

The Elasto Painters took down the Bolts 92 82 and went up 2 0 in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series

Paul Lee and Rain or Shine took a commanding 2-0 lead over Meralco. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Lots of Love at the Master Game Face Challenge

Jun 22, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Light moments and intense game action at year two of the Master Game Face Challenge

GAME FACE. L to R, Marc Pingris, Kevin Love, and Chris Tiu at center court before the exhibition game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ellis leads Team Chris in blowout win over Team Marc

Jun 21, 2014 - 11:01 PM

Chris Ellis scored 31 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the Master Game Face Challenge

TEAM CHRIS. Chris Ellis of Team Chris (Tiu) finishes a two-handed dunk during the Master Game Face Challenge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kevin Love to visit Manila on June 21 for Master Game Face Challenge

Jun 03, 2014 - 5:52 PM

NBA All Star and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is expected to be present in Year 2 of the Master Game Face Challenge

FEEL THE LOVE. Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will be visiting Manila later this month. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Rain or Shine's Chris Tiu believes PBA is more physical than NBA

Apr 26, 2014 - 9:31 AM

Rain or Shine s Chris Tiu expects physical play in tonight s crucial game against the Meralco Bolts and also discusses playing under fiery coach Yeng Guiao and ROS s NBA equivalent

PAINT JOB OR PICASSO? Chris Tiu of Rain or Shine believes that physical play is par for the course in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Star 2014 Greats vs Stalwarts

Apr 04, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Active and retired PBA stars team up and face off in the PBA Greats vs Stalwarts

PBA: Macapagal ousts Tiu to reclaim 3-point crown

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Globalport Batang Pier’s Mark Macapagal outlasted reigning champ Chris Tiu to regain his Three Point Shootout title

LIGHTS OUT. Mark Macapagal has regained his 3-point title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Star 2014 Skills Challenge

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Mark Barroca and Mark Macapagal are new obstacle challenge and 3 point shootout winners while Justin Melton and Rey Guevarra split slam dunk title

Larry Fonacier plays down his chances at 3-point shootout

Apr 03, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Humility or setting a trap? Larry Fonacier dismisses Chris Tiu s designation of him as the greatest threat at the PBA three point shootout

MATCHUP TO WATCH. Larry Fonacier (R) may have been playing possum when he said that Chris Tiu shouldn't be worried about him in the 3-point shootout. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Tiu views Fonacier as greatest rival to PBA 3-point crown

Apr 01, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Reigning PBA three point shoutout champion Chris Tu views Larry Fonacier as his greatest threat to repeating at the All Star Weekend on Saturday

SHOOTOUT AT THE PH CORRAL. Reigning three-point king Chris Tiu (L) views Talk N Text's Larry Fonacier as his greatest rival to repeating. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine sinks struggling Globalport

Mar 31, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Rain or Shine showed their dominance on both ends of the floor to demolish a hapless Globalport crew in import Wayne Chism s debut game

ROS SHINES. Paul Lee of Rain or Shine goes up for a layout during their blowout win over Globalport. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva, Santos headline PBA All-Star reserves

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:13 PM

The PBA has released the list of stars who will complete the cast of the PBA All Star team that shall go up against Gilas Pilipinas on April 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR...RESERVE. Alaska's Calvin Abueva (L) and San Miguel's Arwind Santos (R) highlight the PBA All-Star reserves. Abueva photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images, Santos photo by Mon Rubio/The Benchwarmers

Tiu, Casio, Barroca: The three musketeers - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 7

Mar 13, 2014 - 2:24 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora looks back at the contributions of Chris Tiu Mark Barroca and JVee Casio to the Smart Gilas program

THREE MUSKETEERS. Chris Tiu Mark Barroca and Jvee Casio provided Gilas with a deadly backcourt combination

PBA Commish Cup Import Lowdown: McLean and Howell

Mar 07, 2014 - 12:05 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the PBA Commissioner s Cup imports of Rain or Shine and Talk N Text

IMPORT QUALITY. Alex McLean (L) and Richard Howell (R) will bolster the lineups of Rain or Shine and Talk N Text, respectively. McLean photo from, Howell photo from his Facebook fan page

PBA Fastbreak: Elasto Painters live to 'shine' another day

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:48 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines how Rain or Shine staved off elimination to win Game 5

SHINE HARD. Beau Belga (left) and Jeff Chan (right) of Rain or Shine celebrate their Game 5 victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tim Cone shoots for historic title with San Mig in Game 5 tonight

Feb 23, 2014 - 11:42 AM

PBA writer Levi Verora previews Game 5 of the San Mig Coffee Rain or Shine Philippine Cup Finals series

Rain or Shine's Paul Lee makes a play against San Mig's Alex Mallari in Game 4. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Taulava, Mercado, Williams: The Reinforcements I - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 4

Feb 22, 2014 - 3:37 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines the contributions of Gilas Pilipinas reinforcements Asi Taulava Kelly Williams and Sol Mercado

REINFORCEMENTS. Asi Taulava, Sol Mercado and Kelly Williams have become indispensable since joining Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by KC Cruz, Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig, RoS break deadlock in critical Game 3 tonight

Feb 19, 2014 - 11:04 AM

With the series even at 1 apiece San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine battle it out tonight to take the upper hand in their Philippine Cup Finals series

PIVOTAL. With Ryan Arana sitting out tonight with an injury, Gabe Norwood will be looked upon to pick up the slack. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: San Mig Coffee's fast start propels team to win

Feb 17, 2014 - 4:04 AM

As the PBA Philippine Cup finals series tightens up basketball writer Enzo Flojo examines how San Mig Coffee was able to even the series

SAN MIG SUPER PERFORMANCE. Joe Devance of San Mig Coffee puts up a shot over Jeff Chan and JR Quinahan of Rain or Shine. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

A tale of two Tamaraws - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 3

Feb 13, 2014 - 10:30 PM

After leading the FEU Tamaraws to multiple Final Four appearances during the late 2000s Aldrech Ramos and JR Cawaling are continuing to excel with Smart Gilas

TAMARAW NEVER DIES. JR Cawaling (left) and Aldrech Ramos (right) have exceeded expectations to become integral parts of Smart Gilas. Cawaling photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler. Ramos photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Lutz and Lassiter: Petron's two of a kind - The Smart Gilas boys

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora takes a look at the contributions of Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz in the first installment of his 11 part series on the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team

PETRON POWER. Fil-Ams Lassiter (L) and Lutz (R) have been a big "boost" to their PBA team and Smart Gilas. Photos by AFP and Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The Smart Gilas boys: five years after

Jan 15, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Rappler sportswriter Levi Verora takes you on a trip down memory lane in the first installment of his 11 part series chronicling the underdog story that is Smart Gilas Pilipinas

OVERCOMING THE ODDS. The Smart Gilas Pilipinas team has captured the imagination of an entire nation. Photo by Rick Olivares

Rookie Alex Nuyles shines as Rain or Shine thwarts Globalport 98-87

Jan 05, 2014 - 6:30 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters rallied behind strong play from rookie Alex Nuyles to defeat Globalport Batang Pier 98 87 in the PLDT myDSL Philippine Cup

UNDENIABLE. Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood puts up a shot over Kelly Nabong of GlobalPort en route to victory. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Celebrity weddings that made us fall in love in 2013

Dec 30, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner up Shamcey Supsup and businessman model Lloyd Lee are just the latest celebrity couple to tie the knot this year

TOYM awardees source of hope, comfort – Aquino

Dec 19, 2013 - 6:40 PM

The President says the 2013 awardees are a reminder that there are so many of us who are working to uplift and empower our fellow men

HOPE AND COMFORT. President Benigno Aquino III hails this year's TOYM awardees as a source of hope and comfort to him and to Filipinos. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Family stories: Chris Tiu weds, Jinkee Pacquiao expects 5th child

Oct 01, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Tiu s wedding with high school sweetheart in Vancouver Pacquiaos awaiting latest family member

OFF THE MARKET. Chris Tiu. Photo from his Facebook

IN PHOTOS: Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013

Jul 27, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Fairy tale gowns regal ternos and 4 new lovely queens

VICTORY. Koreen Medina of Quezon City is crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific and will compete in the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Egypt

A gym that can accommodate everyone

Jul 03, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Got a sports related injury? Looking to get over your workout plateau? A more personalized ethical approach might just help you get over that hurdle

FITNESS IS FOR EVERYONE. Paolo Cabalfin of Focus Athletics quotes a mentor: 'You’re an athlete in the game of life.' All photos by Peter Imbong