James Yap made an Instagram post in honor of former Philippine president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III who passed away on Thursday, June 24.
With this photo of the former head of state, the PBA star wrote, “Rest in peace, President Noynoy Aquino. Thank you for being nice to me. You will be missed” with an emoji of the Philippine flag.
James is the ex-husband of Noynoy’s youngest sibling, actress Kris Aquino. They have a son, Bimby.
The basketball player also has two children, Michael James and Francesca, with current partner Italian Michela Cazzola.
On the comments section of the video Kris posted to give the statement of their family, Michela reached out to Kris and sent her condolences as well.
“Condolences, Kris. Had the honor to work with your brother’s administration. [I] am sorry to hear about the sad news,” she said.
PNoy died peacefully in his sleep due to renal disease secondary to diabetes. His remains will be buried next to their parents, former president Corazon “Cory Aquino” and former senator Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., at the Manila Memorial Park this Saturday, June 26.
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