Raffy Tima and wife Mariz Umali flex their Kalinga-made masks.
Rufino Dompao Tima, Jr. (born January 7, 1975), popularly known as Raffy Tima, is a Filipino journalist, 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, an 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 program Balitanghali with Pia Arcangel (now Connie Sison), 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.
Tima is married to fellow GMA News Reporter Mariz Umali on December 8, 2012. On January 1, 2012, celebrate the New Year's Day, Tima proposes to Umali in the party after two years as a couple.
He is from Kalinga.
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