When it rains, it pours
By Jerome Ascano
August 06, 2012, 02:47 pm
Painters end six-year drought on a rainy, eventful Sunday
Elasto Painters owners Raymond Yu and Terry Que finally claim the championship trophy after six years of battling, rain or shine.
Jeff Chan, hero of the day, savors the moment with his daughter and coach Yeng Guiao.
It was bring-your-kids day at the Big Dome and JR Quinahan is happy to join the fun.
The sky was dark and filled with rain clouds but inside the Big Dome were several stars, led by comedienne AiAi de las Alas, that added glamour to the season finale.
The night was gloomy for other stars, however, as Danica Sotto (right) -- wife of player Marc Pingris -- and her cousin Ciara Sotto's team B-Meg lost to Rain or Shine.
It was date night at the ballgame for celebrity couple Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo.
The biggest cheers came from points contributor turned cheerleader Paul Lee, who had to sit out the last few games due to a shoulder injury.
It was Jeff Chan who grabbed the spotlight in the absence of rookie Paul Lee, gaining the Finals MVP title.
Champions finally after six years of struggle, the Painters celebrate the moment.
Coach Yeng Guiao is either looking up to the Big Man upstairs or just waiting for the balloons to fall down from the top of the Big Dome.
Jamelle Cornley finally gets to rest after seven gruelling matches and celebrate with the first-time champions Elasto Painters.
The Painters score their first title in their first trip to the finals, although it took six years for Raymund Yu and Terry Que's squad (center, front) to deliver the goods.
They're not the richest squad nor the most popular, but Rain or Shine does have a horde of fans, who come to the games rain or shine.
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August 06, 2012 @ 05:47 pm
Congrats Rain or Shine! Surprised you managed it pull it off w/o Paul Lee. Jamelle Cornley is truly deserving of the Best Import award.
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