Raffy Tima

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Raffy Tima
Balitanghali Anchor.jpg
Tima on the set of Balitanghali.
Born Rufino Tima, Jr.
(1975-01-07) January 7, 1975 (age 40)
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Journalist, presenter, producer
Years active 2000–present

Raffy Tima (born Rufino Tima, Jr. on January 7, 1975) is a Filipino newsreader,[1] producer and presenter for GMA Network and its affiliate, GMA News TV.


Tima was one of GMA’s main reporter during the 2000 to 2004 series of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf Group, a Islamic extremist group in southern Mindanao, and the all-out war waged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the Islamic separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front in central Mindanao. Tima has also covered the War in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2004.

A recipient of numerous commendations including most outstanding news producer in 2004 for his coverage of that year's general elections, Tima is currently a senior producer for GMA news, an anchor on GMA News TV's noontime programme Balitanghali with Pia Arcangel-Halili, and presenter on the public affairs show, 100% Pinoy. He is likewise one of the first presenters of Reporter's Notebook as well as on i-Witness, which won the Peabody Award.

Television work[edit]

Title Role Network Notes
I-Witness Host GMA Network
100% Pinoy Host GMA Network from 2006-2007 only
Balitanghali Anchor Q/GMA News TV Permanent with Pia Arcangel
Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge Contestant GMA Network TV special (winner)

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