James Yap's camp asks for a gag order vs Kris

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 03 2010 06:21 PM | Updated as of Nov 04 2010 02:28 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of star cager James Yap asked the Makati Regional Trial Court to issue a gag order against his estranged wife, actress-television host Kris Aquino.

Yap’s legal counsel, lawyer Lorna Kapunan, lamented that Aquino has been using the media to voice out her concerns with regard to Yap. She pointed out that this practice is unfair for her client since Yap doesn’t have the same access to media as Aquino.

“This is the sad part, we have found Kris ventilating her concerns to the media...nagiging ‘we said, she said.’ Trial by publicity. It has to stop. James doesn’t have influence in media. His side is never known,” Kapunan told ABS-CBN News.

When sought for comment, the Queen of All Media countered: “Alam mo kasi mahirap awayin ang taong binabayaran ng ex mo. I mean anything I say will be misinterpreted.”

Aquino shared that she and Yap already had a conversation where they mutually agreed not to talk about each other in public anymore. She added that if the court issues a gag order, it will be their 3-year-old son, baby James, who will benefit from it.

“Kung ano, ano naman ang ibinato na ng kaso ni James wala akong magagawa. So ngayon kung feeling nila sila ang natatamaan, good. It’s a blessing for Bimby. Because ultimately ang kailangan protektahan ‘yong feelings ng anak ko,” Aquino said.

The court will hear Yap’s petition on Friday, but Aquino and Yap need not appear before the Makati RTC. -Report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News