Kris Aquino quits showbiz

TV host-actress Kris Aquino announced on national television that she was finally quitting showbiz after an exchange of "on-the-air" accusations with her former husband James Yap -- following her filing of a temporary protection order (TPO) against him.

In an interview with ABS-CBN's TV Patrol, Aquino said, "I'm tendering my resignation. Sa puso ng isang nanay, ito ang dinidikta sakin (My heart as a mother dictates so). I’m giving up my shows."

"I have to do what's best for my son (James "Bimby" Aquino-Yap) & that means sacrificing my job."

Aquino's sisters -- Pinky, Ballsy and Viel -- cautioned her against her decision because of contractual obligations but she insists her obligations as a mother are more important.

According to a Rappler news report, the feud between Aquino and Yap escalated following Yap's press conference last Wednesday, March 20. A tearful Yap denied the allegations against him hinting Aquino was brainwashing their child.

Yap's camp also filed for a hold departure order banning Kris from taking Bimby out of the country. Aquino and her sons are scheduled to leave the country on March 23rd. Yap's camp accused Aquino of depriving Yap of "all opportunities to exercise his visitation rights".

Meanwhile, the Makati Regional Trial Court heard on Friday the petition of James Yap for a hold departure order Aquino, and their son Bimby, who are both set to leave the country on Saturday.

Yap's and Aquino's respective lawyers, Atty. Lorna Kapunan and Atty. Frank Chavez, refused to divulge details of the hearing, citing a gag order from the court.

Kapunan said she sought the gag order so both parties will not be able to discuss the issue with the media.

The court is set to release its decision on Yap's petition for a hold departure order at 3 p.m. today.

Kris Aquino quits showbiz Kris Aquino quits showbiz Reviewed by Leun Sotragues on 1:35 AM Rating: 5

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