Former PBA player Chris Tiu, who played for Rain or Shine, assured his supporters that he is good condition after his revelation that he had an exposure with an individual that is COVID-19 positive.
The 35-year-old Tiu, who retired from playing following the 2018 Season after seven years in the pro league, made his announcement through his Instagram account Monday, posting his first day of isolation at the family-owned Discovery Primea in Ayala, Makati City.
In a message to Manila Bulletin Tuesday, Tiu said he doesn’t have any of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Married to Clarisse Ong, the couple has two daughters, Amanda Claire, 4, and Mari Diana, 2.
“No test yet for me, no symptoms naman,” said Tiu.
A former Ateneo stalwart, Tiu joined the original Smart Gilas Pilipinas in 2009 following his collegiate career. He was part of the national team that competed in the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championship in Wuhan, China.
Rain or Shine selected him with the seventh overall pick during the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft. He won a championship with the Raymund Yu-Terry Que owned franchise back in 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.
During the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, he was selected to the team by coach Yeng Guiao.
That same year, he decided to retire to focus on his family, and business as well.