[Actress-host Kris Aquino

MANILA, APRIL 8, 2013 (ABS-CBN) Kris Aquino returned to "Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT)" on Saturday, after announcing her resignation from all her TV programs, including the reality talent search, last month.

The 42-year-old actress-host once again joined her fellow judges on the program, comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas and former ABS-CBN President Freddie Garcia, in assessing the performances of six of the 36 acts in the show's quarterfinals.

Aquino, who returned to the Philippines on Friday from a vacation in France, earlier announced that she was tendering her resignation from all her showbiz commitments, following a controversy involving her former partner James Yap.

The management of ABS-CBN, however, said the actress-host will be required to fulfill her commitments to "PGT," which will end in June, citing the program being a foreign franchise with "rules we need to abide by."

In its first live telecast of the season, its fourth since 2010, "PGT" on Saturday had the first batch of quarterfinals contestants perform for the votes of Filipino televiewers.

Hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, the performance night was held at PAGCOR Grand Theater in Parañaque City.

Performing live for the first time on the show were the dance group All in One Crew, magician Marvin Arquero, martial arts trio Seguitier Triplets, The Security and Escort Batllion Combo Philippine Army band, flair tender Chaeremon Basa, and singing trio The Miss Tres.

According to Aquino, who was all-smiles during the live telecast, the act with the highest votes will automatically advance to the semifinals.

To determine which act will take the second semifinals slot among the first batch of performers, the judges will choose between the contestants which garnered the second and third most number of votes.

The results of voting will be announced live on Sunday.


Kris Aquino, Bimby arrive from Europe by Pia Ranada Posted on 04/06/2013 10:04 AM | Updated 04/06/2013 10:24 AM

BACK FROM EUROPE. Kris Aquino and her son Bimby are back from their trip. All photos by Jedwin Llobrera

MANILA, Philippines - Television host and actress Kris Aquino and son Bimby arrived in the morning of April 6 from their trip to France.

Kris, Bimby, and Kris’s other son Joshua left for Europe on March 23 amidst controversy surrounding Kris’s filing of a temporary protection order against her former husband James Yap.

She accused Yap of making overt sexual advances towards her in her own home and in the presence of their 5-year-old son Bimby in December 2012.

PHOTO : Kris leaves for Europe- Winning a court battle with former husband basketball superstar James Yap, presidential sister Kris Aquino was able to leave the Philippines for Paris on Saturday, March 23. by JEDWIN M. LlOBRERA]

Heavily guarded, Aquino took Emirates Airline Flight EK 333 bound for Europe.

Aside from her son Bimby, she also brought along Joshua, her other son by another man, actor Phillip Salvador.

Kris Aquino depart for Europe. Yap had asked a Makati regional trial court to issue a hold departure order to stop Aquino, but it was denied.

Yap claimed that Aquino was trying to get their son, Bimby, to dislike him.

Aquino earlier asked the court to issue a temporary protection order against Yap for supposedly making unwanted sexual advances on her in her home, and for inflicting psychological harm on their son 5-year-old son. -


Kris Aquino's resignation is her tactic to seclude Bimby says Atty. Kapunan By: Annaliza Miranda

Kris Aquino is not promoting any movie, she is doing a TV series with Robin Padilla and Anne Curtis, but based on the outcome of her latest interview with Ted Failon on "TV Patrol" just Thursday, March 21, 2013, the "Queen of All Media" is like promoting her new movie under Star Cinema like what Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz are doing right now.

Incidentally Sarah and John Lloyd Cruz's movie will be seen in theaters nationwide this coming March 30, and like what the reports are saying, "It Takes A Man and A Woman," their third and reunion movie is keeping themselves busy these days.

Going back to Kris Aquino and James Yap's controversial revelations on national television, many of their fans believe that they should give themselves a break to think and refresh their minds for their son's sake.

. Kris Aquino's emotional interview with Ted Failon on TV Patrol.

The latest report says Kris is free to travel with Bimby while on the other hand, James Yap together with his legal counsel Atty. Lorna Kapunan believe that Kris' resignation on all her shows with the "Family Network" is one of her tactics to seclude Bimby.

Kris Aquino and James Yap's quarrel affects Bimby By: Annaliza Miranda

On Friday, March 22, 2013, the court granted Kris Aquino's petition to travel outside the Philippines with her son Bimby Aquino-Yap.

As you all know, Kris' former husband James Yap requested a hold departure order at the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 144 to prevent his ex-wife to travel outside the Philippines with Bimby, but like what the reports are saying, the Makati City court junked James Yap's petition.

Meanwhile, in her emotional interview with Ted Failon on "TV Patrol" last Thursday, Kris revealed her decision to resign on all her shows in the "Family Network," Kris also added that she is planning to go abroad with her sons Bimby and Joshua for the sake of privacy.

Now, she can do it without any obstacle. On the part of James Yap, he is still fighting for what he knows is right, but the Makati City Regional Trial Court Judge sees nothing wrong with Kris' decision to travel.

. The 23 minutes revelation of Ms. Kris Aquino about James Yap on TV Patrol.

James and Kris' sympathizers in and outside the country want the two of them to settle their differences privately, according to them, the couple should learn to accept the fact that their quarrels will definitely affect Bimby.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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