Kris Aquino Files Temporary Protection Order Against Ex-Husband James YapKris Aquino has filed to the Makati City court a temporary protection order (TPO) against ex-husband James Yap.
A report by Rina Jimenez-David on the Philippine Daily Inquirer said that the TPO was filed on March 20 against Yap for “overstepping his boundaries and of attempting to seduce her while visiting her home, and of inflicting psychological harm on their son Bimby.”
The TPO will be in effect for 30 days, which means that Yap won't be able to be with his son. After the hearing though, the petition will ask to make the protection order permanent.
The protection order, according to RA 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women And Their Children Act, "is an order to protect victims of domestic violence from further harassment or harm by their spouses or partners."
In her petition, Aquino asked Yap to stay away from her and their son and any household member."
Yap has to stay a distance of 100 meters. He also has to stay away from his son's school, the Aquino residence and her place of employment.
According to the petition, Yap tried to seduce Aquino during one of his two-day-a-week visiting rights to their son, Bimby. Aquino said that Yap entered her room and did "overt sexual advances," which the actress-host rejected.
Yap apparently said "mean and malicious statements" against Aquino.
Aquino also said that Yap acted as if he was "still entitled to his matrimonial rights." Aquino and Yap are formally annulled.
Apparently, Bimby saw the whole scene, which made him ask her mother to tell Yap to leave.
Since then, Bimby apparently showed “signs of being highly upset and agitated” every time he would hear his father's voice or see him.
“The physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and moral harm and injury foisted (on that day) was occasioned by the unfettered access of respondent Yap on the household and persons of the petitioners," the petition said.
In December 2012, Aquino admitted that she and her ex-husband are not okay. She refused to tell the real reason then for their misunderstanding.
At that time, Aquino denied Yap's statements that they were good friends.
She even took to Twitter and told her followers that she felt disrespected in her own home. She also said that she was deeply offended, and that she doesn't want to pretend that she and Yap are okay.
In a separate interview, Yap said that any misunderstandings between them should be settled internally.
He said that he doesn't want Bimby to grow up seeing his parents fight in the media.