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 It was already 2 weeks since I learned this breaking news.

article from http://www.mb.com.ph/ENTR20071006104982.html:

Basketball heartthrob Chris Tiu is a new Kapuso!

By NOEL FERRER

Issue # 1: CHRIS TIU IN LAS VEGAS WITH PACQUIAO

Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu or Chris Tiu, 23 years old, captain ball and star player of the Ateneo Blue Eagles, a Management Engineering major, an honor student, a budding entrepreneur, SK chairman and occasional model will finally set foot on television for a pioneering primetime television show under the Kapuso Network!

But before anchoring his show whom he topbills with sports icon Manny Pacquiao, he is set to fly to Las Vegas to watch the Pacquiao-Barrera match which will be aired over GMA-7 this Sunday.

This is quite an opportunity for this young achiever who has been presented with a lot of program concepts — and who has finally found something that would fit his multi-tasks as student, basketball player, SK chairman and young businessman.

While the UE Warriors are up against the La Salle Archers in the UAAP basketball championship, the country stops for the Pacquiao-Barrera fight with an Atenean sportsperson in the front row — Chris Tiu — soon to be conquering a new arena — media! Good luck Chris!

i SPEAK:

GMA Executive Annette Gozon-Abrogar and I are about the happiest people with Chris’s entry in media. As a fellow Management Engineering major like Chris, Annette sees Chris Tiu’s excellence in his fields of endeavor as a good inspiration to the youth and to parents who would want their children to be like Chris.

His media stint is a perfect way to affect more people positively. In an interview with Chris in a magazine, he mentioned a very admirable guiding principle. Chris said, "Success should not be seen as an end, but as a means. The more you’ve achieved, the bigger your responsibility to share it to others. For example, if you are a successful businessman, you should use this opportunity to help other people, by being a just boss who pays fair wages and gives benefits. Use your achievements to help other people, so that they in turn could use what they’ve accomplished in the service of more."

Way to go, Chris Tiu! Welcome to our new Kapuso!


Sighhh. I don't want to say it's cheap (i mean you entering showbusiness and you with all the tv exposures ackkk!) buuuut.. Ohwell if that's what makes you happy honey. But I am still deeply dissapointed. Why showbiz? Why that network? BOO:(

Omg I hope you don't end up getting swarmed by irritating kapuso celebrity pa-cute girls and making you their loveteam and ewwww THAT'S CHEAP!