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James Yap pays tribute to Noynoy Aquino: ‘Thank you for being nice to me’

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:28 PM June 25, 2021
James Yap (left) and late president Noynoy Aquino

James Yap (left) and late president Noynoy Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines—PBA star James Yap paid tribute to former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino who passed away on Thursday.

Yap and Aquino were once brothers-in-law when the two-time MVP was married to the late president’s youngest sister Kris.


“Rest in peace President Noynoy Aquino. Thank you for being nice to me,” wrote Yap on an Instagram post. “You will be missed.”

Kris and Yap were married from 2005 to 2010 and had one son James “Bimby” Aquino Yap.

Yap, who now plays for Rain or Shine, and Kris campaigned for Aquino during the 2010 national elections that the former senator won.

Aquino, 61, died in his sleep on Thursday due to renal disease secondary to diabetes.

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