James Yap's birthday trends on Twitter

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 15 2013 01:25 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2013 09:31 PM

James Yap
MANILA, Philippines – Star cager James Yap, the former husband of host-actress Kris Aquino, is celebrating his 31st birthday today.

Several friends and fans of Yap turned to the microblogging site Twitter to greet him on his special day, with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayJamesYap becoming a top trending local topic.

The hashtag ranked third on Friday morning, with most tweets as praises for Yap, who is the star player of the San Mig Coffee Mixers.

Twitter user IamAyehGrace posted, "The face of the PBA. #HappyBirthdayJamesYap. "Man with a million moves." Stay humble and stay HANDSOME. Haha. God blessssss! @jcy18

"#HappyBirthdayJamesYap stay humble as you are!!.. always remember @yapstersclub18 will continue to love u and support you all da way!!... ,"user @vipSHEN04_18 tweeted.

“Yan ang talagang sikat ! Di lang sa PBA , pati sa twitter naghahari ! #HappyBirthdayJamesYap ," netizen olaboutella said.

In 2005, Yap married Aquino in a civil ceremony.

Last year, Aquino publicly admitted that her marriage with Yap has been annulled by the court.