RAIN or Shine is starting the year right, set for exhibition games in Bahrain in preparation for the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
The Elasto Painters left for the Middle Eastern nation on Wednesday morning and will play Al-Manama and Al-Muharraq of the Bahraini Premier League.
Veterans James Yap, Raymond Almazan and Beau Belga banner the delegation together with coach Caloy Garcia.
First-round picks Javee Mocon and J-Jay Alejandro are also expected to see action during the five-day trip, while Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Jay Washington missed the trip as they remain in the United States spending the holidays.
Former Rain or Shine, NLEX and Magnolia import Wayne Chism is currently playing for Al-Manama, the Bahraini Premier League champions last season, while ex-La Salle Green Archer and Bahraini national team skipper Bader Malabes is seeing action for Al-Muharraq.
The Elasto Painters will return to the country on January 6.