Born in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, Philippines, Pingris started his career in the PBA at the 2004 PBA Draft which featured James Yap, Gary David, Ranidel de Ocampo, Rich Alvarez and Nelbert Omolon
Chris Tiu (born Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu on July 15, 1985 in San Juan City, Philippines), is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He formerly played for the Smart Gilas team. He is also a TV host, commercial model, and politician. He is also part-owner of Happy Lemon in the Philippines.
He is the host of the TV shows IBILIB: Wonders of Horus' which airs every Sunday nights on GMA Network and '1-on-1 Tiu-torials' on TV 5.
Master, the country’s leading skin care brand for young men, fires up the basketball scene as it launches the Master Game Face 3 on 3 Challenge 2014, which gives basketball diehards another shot at becoming the next hardcourt star in the mold of their idols (and Master brand ambassadors), Chris Tiu and Marc Pingris.
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