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PBA lifts ban on Renaldo Balkman

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The former Petron Blaze player, who was banned in 2013 for choking teammate Arwind Santos, can now return to the PBA

HE'S BACK. Renaldo Balkman gets the thumbs up from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and Arwind Santos on his return to the PBA. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Narvasa submits resignation as PBA commissioner just before season opener

Dec 17, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Narvasa resigns as PBA commissioner just moments before the opening ceremonies of season 43

RESIGNED. Chito Narvasa (R) will remain on as PBA commissioner until the end of the year to assist in the transition, with media chief Willie Marcial (L) to act as the league’s officer in charge. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas preparations spared from PBA board squabble

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The five teams which support the embattled PBA Commissioner – San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, Globalport and Kia – vow all their players are available for Philippine team duties

FOR COUNTRY. San Miguel promised their prized big men and other players as well will be available for the national team.

Chito Narvasa ready to step down as PBA commissioner if proper procedures followed

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:19 PM

(UPDATED) 'Just follow the procedures and stick to the rules. Let's be a league of rules and not of men,' says the PBA Commissioner

UNDER SIEGE. PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa during the recent rookie draft. File Photo

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

TNT denounces Narvasa's 'uncalled for' statement on Standhardinger situation

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:47 PM

TNT claims they passed Standhardinger's papers as a representative of Gilas Pilipinas in a 'sincere gesture to assist' the Fil-German player

TNT EXPLODES. The TNT KaTropa issued a statement saying that Chito Narvasa's decision to divulge that TNT also submitted papers on behalf of Christian Standhardinger "just proves he is biased.” File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA commissioner approves controversial Kia-San Miguel trade for top draft pick

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Commissioner Narvasa says he previously rejected two versions of the deal

TRADE APPROVED. Chito Narvasa says he only approved the trade when San Miguel agreed to part with veteran Ronald Tubid. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA teams to release Gilas pool players for FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:21 PM

In accordance with the MOA between PBA and SBP Gilas cadets will be released 30 days prior and PBA veterans will be released 15 days prior

PBA VETS. Gabe Norwood, June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar are 3 of the PBA veterans included in the Gilas pool for the FIBA Asia Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

As Jamito's sidestep dunk goes international, Narvasa unimpressed

May 03, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The PBA commissioner warns Jammer Jamito may no longer be included in future slam dunk contests

NOT IMPRESSED. Commissioner Chito Narvasa is not impressed by Jammer Jamito's sidestep dunk. File Photo from PBA Images

Controversial marketing head Rhose Montreal leaves PBA

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Montreal expressed her desire to pursue other interests says commissioner Chito Narvasa

In a hastily called press conference, the PBA addresses team owners' public comments on the Rhose Montreal issue, and defends its decision to rehire the marketing head who falsified her college diploma. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA greats remember good times with late coach Baby Dalupan

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Atoy Co Allan Caidic and Alvin Patrimonio pay tribute to coach Baby Dalupan

TRIBUTE. (From L-R) Atoy Co, Allan Caidic, Chito Narvasa, and Alvin Patrimonio lead the final buzzer tribute for their former coach Baby Dalupan. Photo from PBA Images

Narvasa 'disappointed' with low PBA All-Star fan turnout

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Entire sections of Smart Araneta Coliseum were empty during day one of the PBA All Star weekend

EMPTY SEATS. Opening day of the PBA All-Star weekend was sparsely attended. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

TIMELINE: PBA and the Rhose Montreal controversy

Mar 19, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Rappler traces the key events so far of the PBA s Rhose Montreal controversy

In a hastily called press conference, the PBA addresses team owners' public comments on the Rhose Montreal issue, and defends its decision to rehire the marketing head who falsified her college diploma. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Board appoints Narvasa as CEO

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Chito Narvasa is now commissioner and CEO of the PBA

COMMISSIONER AND CEO. Chito Narvasa assumes the role of PBA CEO on top of being a commissioner. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA mum on Pacquiao’s LGBT comments

Feb 20, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Pacquiao is facing public criticism for making the comment that couples in same sex marriages are “mas masahol pa sa hayop worse than animals ”

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA reduces ban, fine on TNT import Johnson

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:04 AM

Ivan Johnson s lifetime ban from the PBA is downgraded to just the 2015 16 season and his fine is lessened from P250 000 to P150 000

LESS PAINFUL PUNISHMENT. American import Ivan Johnson's lifetime ban from the PBA is lowered to just the 2015-2016 season after he initiates to personally apologize to league commissioner Chito Narvasa. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA commissioner to Johnson's fans: ‘I hope they’ll understand’

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:37 PM

I just want to make sure that there is order inside the court That’s all that I want to do says PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa explaining his decision to ban TNT import Ivan Johnson

'I HOPE THEY'LL UNDERSTAND.' PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa (R) says he hopes fans will understand why he had to ban Johnson quickly. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Johnson, PBA commish reconcile; TNT to appeal fine

Feb 16, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Ivan Johnson who was banned from the PBA personally apologizes to commissioner Chito Narvasa

RECONCILIATION. Banned TNT import Ivan Johnson (L) and PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa reconcile after a talk in the PBA office. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

De Ocampo goes on Twitter to comment on Johnson ban

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:43 PM

After Ivan Johnson s lifetime ban TNT s Ranidel De Ocampo hopes other imports still want to play in the PBA

IMPORTS DRIVEN AWAY? Ranidel De Ocampo (L) posts on Twitter his worry whether quality imports might still want to play in the Philippines after Ivan Johnsons ban. Photo from PBA Images

Banned import Johnson apologizes to PBA commissioner

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM

After emotional tweets in the heat of the moment banned import Ivan Johnson issues a statement of apology and thanks

SORRY. Banned import Ivan Johnson (R) issues an apology to PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo from PBA Images

Narvasa: talent and skill, not physical strength, will keep players in PBA

Jan 11, 2016 - 6:36 PM

“If you are here only because you’re strong right and because you can hurt people you will not survive in this league and that’s what I’m trying to tell them ” says Narvasa

PBA commish Narvasa ‘not too happy’ with officiating in Alaska-GlobalPort Game 2

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The commissioner says he wants officiating to improve so the PBA can draw more younger fans

PBA commish Narvasa won’t change methods of dealing with commotion

Jan 08, 2016 - 1:47 PM

Narvasa also says he won t hesitate to hand out suspensions if an incident similar incident to that of Game 2 takes place again

Alaska’s Calvin Abueva hit hardest by fines after Game 2 altercation

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:44 PM

A total of P91 200 in fines is handed down

PBA: Hontiveros has no hard feelings for Washington, Narvasa after scuffle

Jan 07, 2016 - 1:28 AM

Dondon Hontiveros shares what transpired from his perspective during the scuffle in Game 2 of Alaska and Globalport s 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series

NO HARD FEELINGS, NO DISRESPECT. Alaska swingman Dondon Hontiveros (C) says he never had hard feelings for Globalport's Jay Washington, nor any disrespect for PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa for trying to calm him down after a scuffle broke out in Game 2 of the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

PBA suspends two refs for non-calls in controversial Ginebra-Globalport game

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:43 PM

PBA referees Rommel Gruta and Edward Aquino are suspended for the rest of the 2016 Philippine Cup after controversial non call in the Ginebra Globalport game

SUSPENDED. PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa suspends two referees directly responsible for a non-call in the controversial Globalport-Ginebra game. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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 eyes more overseas games

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:27 PM

The PBA plans on holding more games abroad to cater to OFWs The PBA is set to visit Taipei in the 2016 Governors Cup

PBA commissioner on Pacquiao: ‘He's not a basketball player, he’s a boxer’

Nov 09, 2015 - 6:22 PM

You have to understand that Mr Pacquiao is a personality in himself he has many engagements and first of all he is not a basketball player he is a boxer Commissioner Chito Narvasa was quoted

NO BALLER. PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa says Manny Pacquiao is "not a basketball player, he is a boxer." File Photo from PBA Images

PBA Commissioner implements referee substitution

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Instead of just 3 referees per game an extra fourth referee will be waiting on the sidelines and can be brought in at any point during the game

NEW RULE. In a bid to improve officiating in the PBA, new Commissioner Chito Narvasa (pictured) implements a new rule where referees can be substituted. Photo from PBA Images

PBA to host 3-on-3 women’s basketball tournament next season

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:08 PM

The invitational tournament will serve as a test market for women s basketball says PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa

LADIES FIRST. The Perlas Pilipinas basketball team has helped bring new popularity, prosperity for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo from

Rappler Talk: The PBA's New Commissioner

Aug 07, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Former player and coach Chito Narvasa leads the PBA as its 9th commissioner

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