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Tiu to speak at
NOPSSCEA opening

Former Ateneo Blue Eagles team captain and television personality Chris Tiu will address the student-athletes from the private schools in Negros Occidental when the 32nd NOPSSCEA season opens at the Colegio San Agustin Gym in Bacolod City Friday.

Tiu, who recently joined the roster of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association, will be speaking to the athletes from the more than 50 NOPSSCEA member schools.

Despite his busy schedule, Tiu agreed to attend the NOPSSCEA opening to deliver a message, Sports Task Force chairman Anthony Carlo Agustin said, adding that the celebrity athlete is interested to watch the basketball match-up after the opening ceremonies.

Scheduled to play this Friday at 5 p.m. are the West Negros University Mustangs and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Rams, for the start of the second round of eliminations in men’s basketball.

Agustin said NOPSSCEA chose Tiu as guest speaker being an outstanding student and a top athlete at the same time.

The 27-year-old Tiu studied BS Management Engineering and Minor in Chinese Studies at Ateneo de Manila University while being a key player of the Eagles from 2003 to 2008.

He was part of the UAAP men’s champion team in 2008 with Bacoleño Noy Baclao as one of his teammates.

Tiu was a two-time UAAP Mythical 5 and All-Star Player and won twice the UAAP-NCAA 3-point shootout King title.

As a TV personality, he hosted the GMA 7 shows Pinoy Records with boxing icon Manny Pacquiao from 2007 to 2010, Ripleys Believe it Or Not, Hanepbuhay, and Ibilib. He was also seen in TV 5 as host of Ako Mismo.

Recenlty, AKTV announced of a segment program on sports to be hosted by Tiu, as an anaylyst/panelist/commentator for the PBA.

Tiu also served as Sangguniang Kabataan chairman of Makati from 2001 to 2007 and initiated various programs such as sports clinics and tournaments, arts and crafts seminars, and outreach activities.

He serves as Barangay Kagawad in Makati as a Senior Council Member and was tasked to handle the Committee on Education, Sports and Culture.*NAB

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