James Yap
Filipino basketball player
James Yap
James Carlos A. Yap, Sr. is a Filipino professional basketball player for the B-Meg Llamados in the Philippine Basketball Association. Yap enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Bacolod Tay Tung High School and then at Iloilo Central Commercial High School, where he sparked his team to three consecutive Iloilo PRISAA titles. He then went on to play at the collegiate level for the UE Red Warriors and helped the team to the Final Four in 2002 after years of absence.
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13 foreigners charged with polluting Sarangani Bay
Inquirer Business - over 4 years
ALABEL, Sarangani—The municipal government of Glan has filed criminal charges against 11 crewmen of a Malaysian lighterage company accused of dumping an unspecified amount of coal residue from their barge and tugboat into Sarangani Bay two months ago. Mayor Victor James Yap Sr. of the municipality of Glan personally filed the complaint on Monday at the office of provincial prosecutor Felipe Vicente Velasco against the officers and crew of the tugboat Oceania 1 and the barge Oceania 2 owned by the Malaysian company Woodman Miri Sarawak. Named respondents were Captain Samsudin, Kyaw Htay, Shwe Thann, Keso Bin Tarjuki, Tu Kah Hua, Tar Var Linmyint, M. Fauzi Bin Apandi, Kumaedi, Russ... Keep on reading: 13 foreigners charged with polluting Sarangani Bay
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Bowles, Yap lead Llamados to 82-66 drubbing of Tropang Texters
Inquirer Technology - almost 5 years
Denzel Bowles and James Yap combined for 58 points as B-Meg pulled away late en route to an emphatic 82-66 triumph over Talk 'N Text Wednesday and move a win from clinching the PBA Commissioner's Cup title. Keep on reading: Bowles, Yap lead Llamados to 82-66 drubbing of Tropang Texters
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Picking an Assessment
Education Week - almost 5 years
Many school districts are starting to choose common assessments from third party vendors. Some of this is due to new federal or state regulations, and some of this is due to allowing for an assessment that might be more reliable than one created internally. The purpose of this article is to provide practical advice on how to choose an assessment; it is NOT an endorsement of one company over another. Psychometric Questions The first aspect to consider when researching assessments is the psychometrics behind the assessment. In other words... How is this test put together? For example, the assessment should be one that contains field tested and leveled questions--the most common being Webb Leveling. Some other questions you should ask include: 1. How do you scale your assessment? 2. Can we get the Pvalue of each question? 3. Does the assessment correlate to the state assessment? 4. Is a metric being used in the background so that the assessment will be tailored to ...
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Expand and Contract
Education Week - almost 5 years
In any industry, there are times where there is an expansion of competitors and then, through several different factors, there is a contraction. This is no different than what is happening with data specifications and models that states and the federal government are using to pass all the data that they need to collect. Now, before you become narcoleptic, give this article a chance and let me explain what is really exciting about what is happening. The National Council of Education Statistics (NCES) has released Common Education Data Standards 2.0 (CEDS). This has enabled the use of a common language and code sets for almost any data element that the education system needs. Standard Interoperability Framework (SIF), along with NCES, announced the new standard to pass CEDS “on the wire” including data specification of students’ academic careers. Specifically, SIF allows data such as: student demographics, enrollment, teacher demographics, and almost anything else to do w ...
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Online software
Education Week - about 5 years
Educational software has been around for over 30 years now. In that time we have progressed from graphics that were just made by letters and numbers to programs now with rich graphics and that can really measure student progress in a multitude of areas. My current district has made a big push the last several years to move all software possible to online software. We are now down to just a few titles that are CD/DVD based. These are mostly in the areas of music, art, and special education due to the size of the programs. Below I answer some of the questions that I get from educational administrators: Why the move to online? It allows us to differentiate instruction while also extending the school day. Since many of our resources are online, we send out letters to parents and try to show them the importance of the software. We encourage them to access these resources after school and also during the summer. These online resources have also become part of our curricul ...
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Kris: I want a second act - Philippine Star
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Nevertheless, Kris couldn't help but appeal to the media not to spark any intrigue between her and estranged husband James Yap anymore. This was in answer to a question asked by a TV reporter if it were true that James was meddling in the earnings that
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Jinkee's 3 dream leading men - Philippine Star
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The names of her two exes start with “J” — Joey Marquez and James Yap. One of her best friends is a “J” — John Lapus. Her other good friend (but not “a boyfriend”) also has a “J” (two, in fact) in his name — Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay
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Three-team deal: Shopinas ships Mark Barroca to B-Meg - Inquirer.net
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Barroca gets the chance to play alongside two-time MVP James Yap and will share playmaking duties with Llamados veterans Roger Yap and Jonas Villanueva, who is also a former FEU starter. Shopinas is the second team of the Bert Lina group after Barako
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Casio-Lee a lot like Alvarez-Yap - Manila Standard Today
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This PBA Draft reminds of the 2004 Draft, with Rich Alvarez being picked first by the Shell Turbo Chargers and James Yap selected by Purefoods second. At the time, I argued that Yap was the better pick, because while Alvarez was arguably the better
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James Yap in 'Last Two Minutes' remake? - ABS CBN News
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MANILA, Philippines - Movie producer Mother Lily Monteverde is open to casting two-time PBA Most Valuable Player James Yap in the remake of the film “Last Two Minutes.” Asked whether she's willing to produce a film which would star Yap, Monteverde said
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James is single; prioritizes son - Sun.Star
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By Glaiza Jarloc CAGER James Yap reveals he's happy now amid the nullification of his five-year marriage with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. When asked if he's dating or going out with special someone right now, James said he's very much single and
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James Yap not yet ready to love again - ABS CBN News
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MANILA, Philippines - Following his failed marriage to Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, star cager James Yap said she is not yet ready to enter into a new relationship. In a taped interview aired on "The Buzz" on Sunday, Yap said he wants to focus more
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Petron Blaze's Arwind Santos leads Best Player race - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Caguioa of crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra was fourth in the BPC with a 30.31 average with reigning MVP James Yap of the Llamados in fifth with a 29.31 average. Interestingly enough, the highest place that a member of the Grand Slam-seeking Talk 'N
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Petron slips past B-Meg - Inquirer.net
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James Yap of B-Meg gets away from Denok Miranda of Petron Blaze. PHOTO BY AUGUST DELA CRUZ Petron Blaze remained in the title hunt of the PBA Governors' Cup after putting it all together in the stretch against B-Meg for a 97-92
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Kris back from Hong Kong, to visit mother's grave - ABS CBN News
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Aquino took a short break with her sons, Joshua and James Yap Jr., and went to Hong Kong Disneyland last Friday. She arrived in Manila on Sunday night, just in time for the second death anniversary of her mother, democracy icon and former President
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Yap
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    Yap is currently in a relationship with Italian banker Michela Cazzola, with whom he has a son, Michael James, who is his third child and was born on August 8, 2016 in Manila. They had met in late 2011 but didn't start dating until August 2012 when they went to Italy together.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    Yap finished the 2014–15 season averaging 11.8 points in 27.9 minutes per game, the lowest since his debut back in 2004.
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    On November 23, 2014, Yap became the PBA's 20th all-time scoring leader, surpassing Jeffrey Cariaso (8,935) in a 77–74 win against the Meralco Bolts.
    More Details Hide Details In December, Yap was honored as one of the 40 greatest players in PBA history. The Purefoods Star Hotshots struggled in the first games of the Philippine Cup but eventually clinched the quarterfinals with a twice-to-win disadvantage, as they were relegated to seventh place after the elimination round; the team's quest to defend the title ended on December 11, 2014, when they were eliminated by the Meralco Bolts in the first game of the quarterfinals, 77–65. It was the first in 5 times the Hotshots lost a playoff's series to the Bolts. Purefoods started the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup well, going undefeated in their first 4 games. Due to his performances, Yap was elected Player of the Week from February 23 to March 1. The Hotshots took their spot in the Quarterfinals by defeating their last opponents Barako Bull Energy and Meralco Bolts, but fell in ranking due to a quotient system and were not given a twice to beat advantage. They faced the Alaska Aces in a best-of-3 series in the quarterfinals, and bagged the Semifinals slot by winning two consecutive games. The team faced Talk 'N Text in the Semifinals. The Hotshots were able to win Game 1, 94–100, but lost the series as Talk 'N Text won the following 3 matches.
    Yap also received the 2014 Governor's Cup Finals MVP Award with an average of 16.8 ppg(team-high), his second consecutive Finals MVP award.
    More Details Hide Details He ended the season with average of 12. points, 37.1 percent shooting, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Starting the 2014–15 season, the San Mig Coffee Mixers was renamed as the Purefoods Star Hotshots. The 2014–15 Philippine Cup, first conference of the season, started in October 2014.
    On June 25, 2014, the two-time MVP scored his 900th career three-point field goal in Game 4 of the semifinals against the Tropang Texters.
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    In April 2014, Yap was voted by fans to start in his 11th All-Star game. He led the PBA All-Stars with 14 points but the team ultimately succumbed to a 93-101 defeat against Gilas Pilipinas. With the objective of winning a rare Grand Slam, the San Mig Coffee Mixers entered the 2014 Governors' Cup as defending champions, having won the previous year.
    More Details Hide Details They ended the elimination round in 4th place with a 5–4 record and clinched a twice to beat advantage in the quarterfinals, where they defeated the returning San Miguel Beermen 97–90. In the semifinals they battled Talk and Text in a best-of-5 series.
    In the 2014 Commissioner's Cup, Yap and the San Mig Super Coffee team started like a house on fire by winning their first 3 games.
    More Details Hide Details However, the team only managed to win another game in their last 6 elimination games as they finished with a 4-5 record good for 6th place. Due to the team's poor record, they were drawn to face the Alaska Aces in the best-of-three quarterfinal series. After losing the first game to the Aces, the team rebounded to win games 2 and 3 to enter the semifinals against upstart Air 21 Express in a best-of-five affair. In the semifinal series, the Mixers again lost Game 1 to the Express, 103-100 behind the splendid play of forward Sean Anthony. However, in a virtual repeat of their semifinal series against Barangay Ginebra in the Philippine Cup, the Mixers totally dominated the Express in the deciding Game 5 of their series, 99-83, to enter the finals against the undefeated Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. San Mig Super Coffee drew first blood in the finals with a 15-point victory in Game 1 of the finals, 95-80, in the process snapping the 13-0 romp of the TNT team. After the Tropang Texters evened the series 1-1 with an 86-76 victory in Game 2, San Mig regained the upperhand in the series with a nail-biting 77-75 win in Game 3 from a clutch corner shot by Yap over the outstretched arms of Texters defender, Kelly Williams. The team finished off the Tropang Texters in Game 4 with a 100-91 fightback to win their 3rd straight championship thus joining a select group of PBA teams to win the golden treble.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    This championship completed a rare four-peat for the Mixers, as they also won the 2013 PBA Governor's Cup. With such achievement, the Yap-Pingris-Simon trio broke the record for most championships in franchise history with 7, surpassing Alvin Patrimonio's previous record of 6. With the championship in the 2013-14 Governor's Cup, San Mig Coffee recorded the first back-to-back Governor's Cup crowns in 14 years, the first four-peat in 17 years and of course the elusive and rare Grand Slam in 18 years.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 30
    Yap was a starter for the Veterans squad in the 2012 PBA All-Star Game, where he shared with Dylan Ababou the distinction of holding the highest-scoring individual performance in the history of the game after dropping 44 points.
    More Details Hide Details Yap was also adjudged as All-Star Game MVP. The B-Meg Llamados booked a ticket to the 2012 PBA Governors' Cup Finals against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, after beating Ginebra 74-72, via a Peter June Simon game-winner. B-Meg dropped their first game 91-80, but the resilent Llamados bounced back and defeated Rain or Shine 85-80 in Game 2, where James Yap was named Best Player of the Game after a 24-point, 9-rebound performance. But B-Meg suffered two straight losses, 93-84 and 94-89 respectively, as Rain or Shine led the series 3-1. But in Game 5, James Yap retaliated with a conference-high 30 points to lead B-meg to a 91-81 victory. Yap dedicated his performance to his former mother-in-law, the late former President Corazon Aquino. Yap then chipped in 20 points in the crucial Game 6, as B-meg won in convincing fashion, 97-81, to tie the series at 3-3. With Game 7 at hand, B-Meg aimed to become just the fourth team in PBA history to come back from a 1-3 deficit in the finals - a feat they had previously accomplished in 2006. They also looked to grab their first back-to-back championships in franchise history. However, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters fought hard in Game 7 and defeated B-Meg, 83-76 despite Yap's 23-point performance. B-Meg missed crucial shots during crunch time, and import Marqus Blakely fouled out of the game early in the fourth period.
    On May 6, 2012, the Llamados won the 2012 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship 4–3, and Yap was named Finals MVP.
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    On April 13, 2012, in the first quarter of Game 2, Yap hit his 700th career three-point field goal.
    More Details Hide Details The Llamados won the series 3–1, to earn a Finals slot against Talk N' Text.
    In April, Yap was named as the starting guard for the Veterans teams for the 2012 All Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details In a hardly fought series B-Meg was able to resurge after losing Game 1 and eliminated the Bolts in 3 games, to enter the semifinals against Ginebra.
  • 2011
    Age 29
    On October 29, 2011, in a closely fought game against Barako Bull, Yap hit a critical 3-pointer to tie the game 79–79 with 1.8 seconds left in the fourth period which sent the match into overtime.
    More Details Hide Details However, the Energy ultimately defeated B-Meg 87–84. After B-Meg struggled to win back-to-back games, Yap led the Llamados to an 8-game winning streak in the elimination round of the conference, thus earning them a top stop in the team standings and a twice-to-beat advantage. He was also named the PBA Player of the Week twice. In the quarterfinals B-Meg faced the 8th seeded Powerade Tigers. In an upset, they were eliminated by the Tigers in two games, as they lost 88–97 and 131–123 respectively. It was only the third time in PBA history that the lowest seed eliminated the top seed in the quarterfinals. Following the upset in the All-Filipino Cup, B-Meg started the 2012 Commissioner's Cup strong with a 6–3 record and a second place-finish in the first round following a 96–94 win against the Powerade Tigers. Expected to lead his team, Yap strugged with his shooting and his performance declined as he averaged 12.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. He was subsequently diagnosed with a sprained ankle but still played an important role for his team. After losing 84–93 in a seeding playoff against Ginebra (the Kings also finished the elimination round with a 6–3 record) for the 2nd spot, in which Yap scored 18 points but was held scoreless in the last quarter, the Llamados found themselves pitted in the quarter finals against the Meralco Bolts.
    On March 13, 2011, Yap injured his calf in a 91–97 loss against the Alaska Aces.
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  • 2010
    Age 28
    The team's quest for a championship in the 2010–11 season was ended when they were eliminated in the semifinals of the 2011 PBA Governors Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Nonetheless, at the end of the season, Yap was selected to the PBA Mythical Second Team. In the offseason, two weeks after resigning as head coach of the Alaska Aces, Tim Cone was appointed as the new head coach of the Llamados, replacing Jorge Gallent. With a new offensive scheme being enforced by Cone, the triangle offense, the Llamados started the 2011–12 season with a 2–4 record in their first 6 matches of the 2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup.
    A few weeks before the beginning of the 2010–11 season, it was announced that Yap would be re-signing with B-Meg. The Llamados entered the 2010–11 PBA Philippine Cup as defending champions.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round of the tournament, the former University of the East standout averaged 15.1 points per game, while the team ended the Classification Phase with a record of 7–7. The two-time MVP and Peter June Simon led the team to the quarter-finals, in which B-Meg scored back-to-back wins against the Meralco Bolts. For the series, Yap averaged 22. points, as the Llamados defeated Meralco in two games. Following this series, the Llamados found themselves on a collision course with the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the semifinals. In a losing effort in Game 1 (B-Meg lost 91–98), Yap recorded a personal conference-high of 36 points. Yap suffered breathing difficulties and struggled with his shooting in Game 2, scoring 13 points in 31 minutes, but still played a main role and came up with a game-winning steal in the final seconds of the last quarter that gave B-Meg an 88–87 victory. The Tropang Texters won Game 3, but the defending champions tied the series 2–2 in Game 4 with a 98–93 win, despite a late rally by TNT in the fourth quarter. Talk N' Text would eventually defeat the Llamados in Game 5 (97–83) and Game 6 (89–72), thus eliminating the defending champions from the tournament. Yap averaged 18.75 ppg, 1.77 apg, 4.30 rpg and .60 spg in 36 minutes playing time.
    With Yap's contract expiring in September 2010, B-Meg offered him a three-year deal with an option for the player to extend it for another two years once the second season of the new deal ended.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    He was also a member of the national team that participated at the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship where he played 8 of the 9 games posting averages of 9.3 ppg (74 total points), 2.6 rpg (21 total rebounds) and .9 assists (7 total assists).
    More Details Hide Details The team ended up in 8th place. Yap declined the invitation to join the Smart Gilas 2. National Team Program including other SMC players like Arwind Santos, Marc Pingris and Alex Cabagnot because of personal reasons. Standing at, Yap plays the shooting guard position, but is also capable of playing small forward. Yap is a player who constantly attacks the basket and is known for his ability to convert difficult layups. He is known for his ability to create shots for himself and is a competent three-point shooter. In the early part of his career, Yap was considered just a scorer and was rarely seen playing defense. In recent years, aside from his abilities on offense, he has established himself as a standout defender and greatly improved his defense and rebounding. Known by the nickname "Big Game James", Yap has also been noted being one of the premier clutch performers in the PBA, after making many crucial shots during clutch time. His killer crossovers and explosiveness to the basket has earned him the nickname "Man with a Million Moves". Coach Tim Cone has listed Yap as one of the best players he has ever handled, explaining: "I got lot of favorites, but yeah, James of course is one of my favorites. James comes through more than anybody else (when the game demands it). That’s what makes him special, the ability not to get too high or too low.
    During the 2009–10 season, Yap was selected to his 7th All-Star Game appearance.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2011, via fan voting, he was voted to his 7th consecutive PBA All-Star Game; Yap collected the most number of votes with 28, 444 to become the starting guard for the South team. Starting the 2010 Fiesta Conference, the team changed its name from Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants to B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados. The end of the season, however, marked the departure of coach Ryan Gregorio, who left the Llamados after seven years and signed a deal with PBA returnee Meralco Bolts. Gregorio was succeeded by his assistant and multi-titled Philippine Basketball League coach Jorge Gallent.
    He also won his second MVP award, for the 2009–2010 PBA season with averages of 17.98 ppg, 3.50 rpg, 2.02 apg and .64 spg while playing almost 34 minutes per ball game.
    More Details Hide Details Yap was lauded for winning the award despite numerous distractions he had to deal with off the court. During his acceptance speech, Yap tearfully dedicated his latest trophy to his son Baby James.
    In the Finals, Purefoods swept Alaska, 4–0, to be crowned 2009–2010 PBA Philippine Cup champions.
    More Details Hide Details During their series against the Aces in the finals, Yap scored 24, 32, 14, and 18 points respectively. For leading his team to this incredible feat, Yap was named Best Player of the Conference (BPC), as well as Finals MVP.
    During the 2009 PBA All-Star Weekend at the Araneta Coliseum, Yap scored 21 points to defeat San Miguel Beermen guard Dondon Hontiveros and Burger King Whoppers guard Gary David in the Three-Point Shootout contest.
    More Details Hide Details The 2009–10 Philippine Cup started on October 11, 2009. Purefoods finished third in the elimination round with a 12–6 record, outlasted the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the quarterfinals in five games, and defeated the No. 2 seed and sister team San Miguel Beermen in six games after trailing the series 1–2.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    The 2008–2009 season saw the team playing a total of only 37 games, their lowest in the James Yap-era while failing to advance to the semifinal round of the two conferences played for the season, the Philippine Cup and the Fiesta Conference.
    More Details Hide Details In the Philippine Cup, the team posted an 8-10 card to enter the wild-card phase where they were bundled out by the Air21 team 94-82 in the first pair of knockout games. On the other hand, in the Fiesta Conference, the team posted a 7-7 card where it reached the quarterfinals only to be booted out by the Rain or Shine team, 2-1. Notwithstanding, Yap again posted good numbers by averaging 18.08 ppg, 1.61 apg, 4.33 rpg in 35 minutes playing time.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    By the end of the 2007–2008 season, Yap averaged 21.32 ppg, 1.58 apg, 4.06 rpg, .76 spg and .24 blocks per game (bpg) in 37 minutes playing time.
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    The Giants then had a 7–0 start at the 2007–08 Philippine Cup with Yap having a banner conference.
    More Details Hide Details Purefoods eventually clinched the semifinals berth and the No. 1 seed after defeating the Coca Cola Tigers. In the semifinals, the Giants were up against Red Bull, the winner over the Magnolia Beverage Masters in the quarterfinals series. In game 4, Yap injured his groin in the first quarter after scoring ten points and didn't return to the game. Purefoods, now without Yap, ultimately lost the game in overtime, 97–88. After the injury to Yap, Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio announced prior to Game 5 that the former UE standout would be day-to-day. However, Yap started on Game 5 and helped his team nail a one-point victory, 96–95. After being outscored in the following match, 123–97, Yap led Purefoods to win the series in 7 games, and finally clinch their 12th AFC finals stint (the most by any team in history) against Sta. Lucia Realtors. The Giants lost a controversial 7 game series with Yap serving a suspension in game 5 after the Giants had come back a 0–2 deficit to tie the series at 2–2. They managed to level the series at 3–3 thanks to a classic fourth quarter performance by Yap, who made 5 of 6 three point attempts and scored 20 points in the fourth quarter. In Game 7 Purefoods struggled in the third quarter with key players in foul trouble, and wasn't able to rally with Sta. Lucia's offence.
    On June 1, 2007, Yap scored a career-high 41 points in a 109–97 win over the Welcoat Paints, leading Purefoods to a spot in the wildcard phase of the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference playoffs.
    More Details Hide Details He scored six of the Giants' 11 3-pointers. In the following game against the Coca Cola Tigers, he scored 40 points as Purefoods lost 100–97, thus being eliminated from the Conference. Despite failing to deliver the win for his team, Yap's efforts equaled former PBA player Nelson Asaytono's record of scoring 40+ points in back-to-back games. Purefoods had renamed its team to the Tender Juicy Giants for the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    By 2006, both have admitted to having tied the knot as early as mid-2005; the actual date of their marriage was July 10 under civil rites kept unknown to the public.
    More Details Hide Details His marriage with Aquino was rocked by the revelation of a former receptionist from a beauty clinic that she had a relationship with Yap, which the latter vehemently denied in an interview with Korina Sanchez. This eventually led to Aquino asking for some "space" from the star cager. Yap again denied the receptionist's allegations in a press statement. The issue has since died down after Aquino's pregnancy was revealed. On April 19, 2007, Yap's first son, James Carlos Aquino Yap Jr. ("Bimby"), was born at the Makati Medical Center, Makati City. He was baptized on May 19, 2007 at the Don Bosco Church in Makati, with 10 godparents. On June 26, 2010, Kris Aquino announced that she had separated from Yap, citing personal reasons. Yap reportedly had a second child with a previous girlfriend. Yap has made a cameo appearance as Diether Ocampo's body double in Aquino's 2010 film, Dalaw.
    Yap played in 41 games during the 2006–07 season.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged 19.71 ppg, 1.76 apg, 4.22 rpg and .63 steals per game while playing an average of 38.39 mpg.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In the 2005–06 Fiesta Conference, Yap was 4th in the statistical race, behind at the end of the semifinals series, while the Giants finished 4–2 at the series conclusion.
    More Details Hide Details In the classification round of the 2006 Philippine Cup, the Chunkee Giants finished with a 12–4 record. In the first round of the all-Filipino Cup, Yap recorded 34 points against the Sta. Lucia Realtors then had a career-high 37 points to beat the Barangay Ginebra Kings. Near the end of the round, he played an important role in the win against the powerhouse team Talk 'N Text. The victory put the Purefoods team in a first-place finish in the classification phase, earning them an outright semi-finals berth for the second consecutive time. After the accumulation of player statistics at the end of the semis, Yap edged out teammate Kerby Raymundo and Red Bull's Enrico Villanueva for the Philippine Basketball Association Most Valuable Player award by recording averages of 17.60 ppg, 4.35 rpg, 1.18 apg and 1.19 steals per game (spg) in 36.4 mpg. This made him, at 24 years of age, the fifth youngest player, and second sophomore to have won the individual award. He was the statistical leader and garnered more than 7000 combined votes from players, the 4-man committee, and the media, almost 5000 votes ahead of the rest of the candidates. Yap was the first Purefoods player since Alvin Patrimonio to win the MVP award. He was also named to the Mythical First Team alongside teammates Raymundo and Roger Yap, and on-court rivals Enrico Villanueva and Lordy Tugade.
    In the 2005–06 season, Yap received more playing time and began to show more of his abilities as a talented young guard.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    Bothered by an ailing shoulder, Yap had a slow start in the 2004–05 season but later on, he improved as he had numerous games where he scored 20 or more points.
    More Details Hide Details By the end of the season, he averaged 12.48 points per game (ppg), 4.70 rebounds per game (rpg) and 1.03 assists per game (apg) in 26.9 minutes per game (mpg). However, Purefoods failed to get past the quarterfinal round against the Shell Turbo Chargers. Despite leading all rookies in scoring, Yap eventually lost to Rich Alvarez in the Rookie of the Year award race.
    Their best player, Alvin Patrimonio, announced his retirement in November 2004, after playing his entire career with the team.
    More Details Hide Details During his rookie season, Yap mostly came off the bench.
    Yap entered the 2004 PBA draft, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants.
    More Details Hide Details The Giants were coming off a disappointing 2003 season, after failing to enter the quarterfinals of the three conferences. They ended the season with a dismal 9–27 win loss card (a franchise low).
    In 2004, Yap signed up for one conference with the Welcoat Paintmasters, teaming up with the comebacking Jojo Tangkay, leading them to a runner-up finish.
    More Details Hide Details He and Tangkay lost to PJ Simon of the Fash team for the MVP plum.
    He decided to declare his eligibility for the PBA Draft, and was selected the 2nd overall pick in the 2004 PBA draft by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants.
    More Details Hide Details One of the focal points of the Purefoods offense, he is the 2005–2006 and 2009–2010 seasons' Most Valuable Player. He is also the 2009–2010 Philippine Cup Conference MVP. In 2014, along with Peter June Simon and Marc Pingris, he led his team to a historic grand slam, earning the 2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup and 2013–2014 Governors' Cup Finals MVP Award. One of the most popular players in the league, Yap is the third all-time leading scorer in Purefoods history, behind Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codiñera. Since entering the PBA, Yap has been selected to start every All-Star Game. He has won the All-Star MVP award in 2012. He is also a many-time member of the RP Basketball Team. Yap was born in Escalante, Negros Occidental. As a child, Yap already showed athleticism playing football, baseball, and track and field until high school. Growing up, he looked up to one of the most prolific players in the history of Philippine Basketball, Samboy Lim.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    In 2003, he had to sit out the whole conference after ICTSI refused to sign his release papers to make him eligible to play for Sunkist-Pampanga.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 20
    In 2002, along with Mark Cardona and Joseph Yeo, he helped put the Archers in the playoffs against the Blu Detergent Kings.
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  • 2001
    Age 19
    In 2001, he played for the ICTSI-La Salle Archers forming a backcourt tandem with Mike Cortez that almost had their team beating the veteran-laden Shark Energy Drink in the finals.
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    Yap played in the Philippine Basketball League from 2001 to 2004.
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    Yap also played in the Philippine Basketball League from 2001 to 2004.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 0
    Born on February 15, 1982.
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