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PBA's 9th commissioner: Who is Chito Narvasa?

Nov 02, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Andres 'Chito' Narvasa Jr has experience in both the banking industry and professional basketball leagues

Vargas ‘contends’ DQ from running for POC top post

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Ricky Vargas isn t walking away from his bid to run for POC presidency just yet

Chito Salud to step down as PBA president/CEO

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Salud s resignation takes effect end of December 2015

STEPPING DOWN. Chito Salud is stepping down from his post as president and CEO of the PBA. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA to hold Board meeting to discuss Gilas at Olympic Qualifier

Oct 13, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Among issues likely to be discussed include loaning players and adjusting league schedule

MEETING. Members of the PBA Board together with league president and CEO Chito Salud (lower left most) and Commissioner Chito Narvasa (lower right most) are set to conduct a meeting to discuss issues on Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Salud on Gilas line-up issues: ‘It’s a waste to point fingers’

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:06 PM

The PBA CEO and president acknowledges the disappointment regarding the player line up for Gilas Pilipinas but urges fans to move forward from it

VOLUNTARY ENLISTMENT. Head coach Tab Baldwin (center) leads a team discussion with Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA imposes lifetime ban, P500K fine on Alvin Pua

May 15, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Alvin Pua s days as a basketball coach in the PBA D League are over for good a day after he punched a referee

LIFE. Alvin Pua won't be patrolling the sidelines of the PBA D-League ever again

New PBA Commissioner Narvasa admits he has lots to learn

May 14, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Narvasa admits that he hasn t followed league games closely but will make appearances at games starting next week

NEXT IN LINE. Chito Narvasa will take over as the league commissioner next season. Photo from Narvasa's LinkedIn

Chito Narvasa named next PBA Commissioner by unanimous vote

May 14, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The Philippine Basketball Association Board unanimously voted Chito Narvasa to become the league’s next commissioner starting the 2015 2016 season

NEXT IN LINE. Chito Narvasa will take over as the league commissioner next season. Photo from Narvasa's LinkedIn

Hizon in, Seigle out of final 4 PBA commissioner candidates

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:06 PM

One of the 4 final candidates Chito Narvasa is not part of the initial list announced by the PBA

Former PBA player Vince Hizon makes it to the PBA's final 4 list of new commissioner candidates. Photo from Hizon's Twitter account

Commish candidate Fischer filled with ‘bright ideas’ for PBA

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Mark Fischer was a former Managing Director of NBA China and a former General Manager of NBA Taiwan

Unfamiliar to most Filipinos, PBA Commissioner candidate Mark Fischer has the beefiest resume says the head hunter hired by the league. Photo from Fischer's LinkedIn profile

Seigle’s ‘grassroots exposure’ to PBA factor in commish consideration

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The head hunter hired by the PBA says Seigle has a deep understanding of the PBA which is why he is part of the shortlist to be the next commissioner

NEXT COMMISSIONER? Danny Seigle's inclusion in the shortlist of candidates to be the next PBA Commissioner comes as a surprise to many. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Seigle, Hizon among shortlist for PBA Commissioner job

Apr 09, 2015 - 6:54 PM

The Philippine Basketball Association has announced a shortlist of six candidates to replace outgoing commissioner Chito Salud when he steps down at the end of the season

WHO'S NEXT? PBA Commissioner Chito Salud announces shortlist of who will take his place as the league's commissioner. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Q and A: Salud believes shooting is the future of Gilas – Part 2

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Salud suggests a strategy for Gilas Pilipinas grassroots recruitment and stresses the importance of improving Filipino players outside shooting for the future

Q and A: Salud talks Gilas coaching job, PBA partnership – Part 1

Mar 26, 2015 - 8:15 AM

The outgoing Commissioner opens up about the PBA s involvement in grassroots level player development the challenge of the Gilas coaching job and more

Salud to stay in PBA as President and CEO

Mar 09, 2015 - 4:51 AM

The CEO will be a management role in charge of according to the PBA corporate communications finance marketing administrative human resources and legal matter

PRESIDENT/CEO. Atty. Chito Salud is going from Commissioner to President/CEO of the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: PBA All-Stars visit the sick, plant trees in Palawan

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:38 PM

PBA All Stars along with commissioner Chito Salud visit Ospital ng Palawan and engage in a tree planting activity in Puerto Princesa

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud and Justin Melton helped out to plant a tree. Pnoto by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Salud confirms departure as PBA searches for new commish

Feb 15, 2015 - 7:13 PM

“After 5 years I think this is the right time to pass the baton to a new and fresh leadership said Chito Salud

ON THE WAY OUT. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud will step down at the end of the season. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alapag, Caguioa all praise for retiring Salud

Feb 14, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Jimmy Alapag and Mark Caguioa two of the brightest PBA stars say retiring PBA Commissioner Chito Salud did a lot to improve the league

ALL PRAISES. Jimmy Alapag (L) and Mark Caguioa (R) had nothing but good things to say for retiring PBA Commissioner Chito Salud. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA commissioner Salud to step down after season

Feb 13, 2015 - 4:34 PM

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud is set to retire at the conclusion of the 2015 PBA season

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud will end his tenure at the end of this season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva, Tubid, others fined over Game 2 rough play

Jan 11, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Calvin Abueva and Ronald Tubid will pay the most in fines over the multiple skirmishes during Game 2 of the finals The Commissioner suspends no players

FINED. Calvin Abueva (L) will pay a total of over P15,000 in fines while Ronald Tubid (R) gets to pay (P13,000) over the 2015 PBA PH Cup Finals rough plays. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fans blame Abueva for 'MMA in the PBA'

Jan 11, 2015 - 12:46 PM

PBA fans weigh in on the physical play in the finals blaming Alaska s Calvin Abueva and saying the league has to do more to control the situation

INSTIGATOR? Fans point to Calvin Abueva (L) as the player to blame for the unnecessary physical play in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Commissioner summons Alaska, San Miguel players over physical game 2

Jan 10, 2015 - 3:59 PM

After a PBA game that could have easily been mistaken for an MMA slugfest the Commissioner s office summons different Beermen and Aces

BLEEDING OUT. Arwind Santos suffers an injury in the forehead following an intense rebound battle against Calvin Abueva. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SBP to begin Gilas coach screening process on Tuesday

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The committees will create a short list of coaching candidates for various national basketball teams but the final call will rest on SBP president Manny V Pangilinan

The screening process for a new Gilas Pilipinas coach will begin next week. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

D-League: Tanduay coach Chongson fined P150k

Nov 04, 2014 - 8:25 PM

Controversial head coach Lawrence Chongson also receives a one game suspension for prejudicial comments against the league

CONTROVERSIAL COACH. The PBA suspends Tandualy Light head coach Lawrence Chongson for 'publicly issued statements critical of and prejudicial to the best interests of the' D-League. Photo from

The past, present, and future of the PBA

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:20 AM

From the days of Martial Law to conceptualizing live stats and phone apps the Philippine Basketball Association has continued to evolve over the past 40 years

PBA commissioner Chito Salud addresses the media at the PBA's pre-season press conference. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA to air all games live for 40th season

Oct 07, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The Philippine Basketball Association is set to air all of its games live on TV5 for its 40th season with play dates and time slots to be streamlined

PBA commissioner Chito Salud poses with representatives from the league's twelve teams. Photo by Josh Albelda

PBA Commissioner Salud to meet with MVP to plan Gilas Pilipinas' future

Sep 29, 2014 - 8:02 PM

The PBA and SBP heads will meet to exchange thoughts on what happened in Spain and Korea and discuss how the two can coordinate for the future of Gilas Pilipinas

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud says he will meet with MVP to discuss how to proceed with the Gilas Pilipinas program. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Commissioner Salud says draft lottery was an 'honest draw'

Jul 04, 2014 - 3:50 PM

It may have appeared unrefined but it was an honest draw

HONEST DRAW. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud apologizes for the 'crude' draft lottery but insists it's an honest process. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao asks for investigation on 'suspicious' PBA Draft lottery

Jul 04, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Guiao on PBA Draft lottery: We thought it was just crude it was lacking in credibility

SUSPICIOUS. Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao (L) seen here standing next to import Arizona Reid (R) says the team will ask for the PBA lottery draw to be investigated. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Air21 franchise officially sold to NLEX

Jun 26, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The PBA s Board of Governors approved unanimously the assignment transfer and sale of the rights over an existing member team said commissioner Chito Salud

SAME TEAM, NEW NAME. PBA commissioner Chito Salud announces the sale of the Air21 franchise to NLEX. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao announced as KIA coach

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Manny Pacquiao was named head coach of Kia s PBA expansion team

Pacquiao sits between KIA Motors chairman Jose Chavez Alvarez (L) and PBA commissioner Chito Salud (R)

Guiao fined 100K, Hodge fined 20K for Game 2 antics

Apr 25, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao and Meralco Bolts player Cliff Hodge were both hit with fines for their misdeeds during Game 2 of their PBA playoff series

FINED. Meralco forward Cliff Hodge (L) and Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao are slapped with hefty fines after a verbal tussle. Hodge photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images. Guiao file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FIBA Asia Cup is 'good training' for Gilas, says MVP

Apr 05, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will use the FIBA Asia Cup in China to warm up for the FIBA World Cup in 4 months allowing them to test their cohesion against unfamiliar teams

GEARING UP. Coach Chot Reyes draws up plays for Gilas members Gabe Norwood, Jayson Castro, Ranidel De Ocampo and June Mar Fajardo at Friday's practice. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA, Coca-Cola launch 3rd Youngstars program

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:16 AM

Grassroots program Coca Cola PBA Youngstars returns for a third run aiming to reach out to more than 7 000 aspiring ballers across the nation

YOUNGSTARS RETURN. Atty. Adel Tamano (L) and PBA Commissioner Chito Salud (R) sign the agreement for the third Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

The road to PBA expansion

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:33 PM

As the PBA mulls the possibility of expansion Rappler s Jane Bracher mulls the pros and cons

MORE THE MERRIER? The Kia Motors Corporation and Blackwater Sports have both sent letters of intent to join the PBA as expansion teams. But will they be welcome additions?

Guiao threatens with RoS walkout early in Game 6

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:25 PM

Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao threatened to walk out of the PLDT Home DSL PBA Philippine Cup finals after seeing what he believes is a bad call

DUGOUT PROTEST. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters stunned the crowd by walking off the court in the second quarter before eventually returning. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Rain or Shine coach Guiao fined P100K, suspended by PBA

Feb 05, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Fiery Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao gets suspended for 1 game and fined P100k for flashing dirty finger over frustration with officiating

SUSPENDED. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guaio's 'animated' expression of his frustration over the officiating earns him a one game suspension and a P100k fine. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA fines Abueva, Dillinger, David for altercation

Jan 14, 2014 - 6:30 PM

After a thorough review of the altercation involving Jared Dillinger and Calvin Abueva the PBA has fined both players as well as Gary David for unsportsmanlike conduct

FINED. Jared Dillinger and Calvin Abueva, both pictured, along with Gary David were fined by the PBA following an altercation on Friday, January 10. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA players visit Yolanda victims

Nov 29, 2013 - 5:08 PM

The PBA led by Commissioner Chito Salud and stars Jimmy Alapag Asi Taulava Mark Caguioa and Danny Seigle visit typhoon Yolanda victims in Tacloban

PBA STARS. PBA players Mark Caguioa, Jimmy Alapag, Asi Taulava, and Danny Seigle visit Yolanda victims at Tacloban with PBA Commissioner Chito Salud. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

PBA players to BIR: We need a fresh start

Apr 08, 2013 - 7:12 PM

A total of 145 professional basketball players attended a forum held by the BIR on how to pay taxes

TAX EDUCATION. The BIR educates professional basketball players on how to pay taxes. Photo by Rappler/Aya Lowe

PBA moves Governor's Cup to give Gilas more time to train

Feb 05, 2013 - 8:58 PM

With the Philippines pressured to deliver well in the upcoming FIBA Asia Championships in August the Philippine Basketball Association chipped in help once more by moving the start of the Governor s Cup to until after the Asian tournament

Don Allado, Twitter and a sport that needs fixing

Jul 05, 2012 - 6:46 PM

Now that Allado has been sanctioned what is the PBA going to do next?

Barako center Don Allado will pay P500,000 in fines and will skip one conference in the PBA

Allado fined and suspended for allegations on Twitter

Jul 05, 2012 - 2:01 PM

The Barako Bull center will be meted a one conference ban and a P500 000 fine over allegations of game fixing in the PBA

Allado apologizes to Salud and the PBA

Jul 04, 2012 - 9:05 PM

Don Allado apologized to PBA Commissioner Chito Salud and the league on Twitter 12 hours after he made accusations of game fixing through the social media site

PBA Commissioner Salud: Allado "has lost his mind"

Jul 04, 2012 - 8:42 PM

An angry and disappointed PBA commissioner Chito Salud faced the media to condemn Don Allado s actions is scheduled to speak to Allado about his claims

Don Allado: '#PBA games are fixed'

Jul 04, 2012 - 2:27 PM

PBA player Don Allado accuses the league of game fixing on Twitter fires up social media

Don Allado accuses the PBA of being "fixed."