Aquino stays away from Kris-James spat


James Yap and Kris Aquino. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III has steered clear of his celebrity sister Kris Aquino’s public spat with her estranged husband James Yap that has sent Netizens abuzz.

The President said on Monday that he was aware of it, thanks to his other sisters, but otherwise he has not had a chance to chat with Kris before she flew to Paris with her two sons.

“I haven’t talked to her. I haven’t talked to her prior to her appearance on that interview. She has left for Paris together with her kids. I got information about it from my other sisters yesterday. But I haven’t talked to my youngest sister,’’ he said on Monday, when asked for his advice to his sister.

Kris caused a stir when she asked a Makati City court for a temporary protection order against Yap, claiming the hoops player had made unwanted sexual advances on her while visiting their son James Jr. or “Bimby’’ in her condominium unit last December. Yap denied this, but countered by seeking a hold departure order on Kris and James Jr.

A teary-eyed Kris later appeared on national TV with sisters Ballsy, Pinky and Viel to give her side of the spat, announcing her resignation from her three TV shows.

The court forbade them and their lawyers from further speaking about the case in public.

Kris flew with her two sons, Bimby and Josh, her son with Philip Salvador, last Friday to Disneyland in Paris.

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  • Josef Paul

    Si Kris mas makati pa sa gabi. Lahat ng lalakeng may uten pinapatos. Naalala ko tuloy ang kwento nung isa barkada kong artista. Yung dating ex ni Kris bago magpa BJ kay Kris eh chinuchugchug muna yung gf niya tapos hindi huhugasan. Kaya ayun nagkasaki si Kris sa kamanyakan. Hahaha!

  • Luna

    Kapuanan has already established Kris as easy pickings. Proof: Yap’s (ergo Kapunan) cushy share from their conjugal finances and properties. As he late mom. Cory said, it was her own fault for not having a pre-nup. It was a different story with the Iggy Arroyo estate, where everything was done very smoothly behind the scenes and Kapunan’s client , the estranged wife got only “suds & bubbles” compared to Ibuna’s. Actually, the perceived influence of PNoy, valid or not, will be Kris’ handicap because so she cannot go all out and fight and will always be on the defensive because of the effect it will have on his brother’s James with the guidance of Kapunan went on a media blitz over the TPO, as he has nothing to lose and everything to gain.. Hope the gag order holds and let them have at it behind the scenes..Kris is learning the hard way and her top notch lawyer earns his legal fees.


      Who is the golddigger, Kris, James, or Kapunan?

  • boybakal

    What is wrong in changing the family name of the son.
    Fathers surname is only borrowed. One can have it or you can discard it.
    Anyway, James is still the father no matter what.

    People know it, it is public that Bimby is the son of James.
    Even in the civil registry, he is the father if Bimby becomes Aquino from Yap.
    It is only a name that can be changed.

    Just like my friend Casimiro Bokatat.
    When he went to America and became US citizen, he changed his name and family name to Cashmere Bouquet.

    Like in Indonesia, only name but no surname that one is the father of the other.
    We make a big deal out of simple thing.
    As my real name is Geronimo Bakal, I will change that to Jeremy Iron once I become US citizen..
    My father does not complain….he is dead.

    • Bert

      Father’s surnames are just “borrowed”? Are you sure? So what must be your “un-borrowed” surname?


      You are not sane my friend. Medyo high ka sa bakal na bato.

  • disqusted0fu

    Pnoy had to stay clear from this issue, it might affect his campaign for team pnoy. And with how obsessed he is with GMA, he might not be able to help it but again somehow blame this on her. There’s really something unusual with this family.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Kris Aquino is a true blooded P0KP0K, ano pa ba ang kailangan mo malaman?

  • straightfromtheheart

    tsktsk! Kris, masyado kang papansin! If I know, gusto mo parin sya, kaso ayaw nya na sayo dahil isang malaking JOKE ka nalang para sa kanya…so sa ganitong way mo nalang kukunin ang attention nya at para makaganti…nakakaluka ka! napakamiserable mong magisip! kala ko ba matalino ka!XD

  • pfc_kulapu


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