UPDATED: Kris Aquino’s decision to end ties with James Yap final, her lawyers begin legal proceedings

FIRST POSTED, July 10, 2010 at 1:24 p.m.; UPDATED, July 11, 7:40 p.m.

Despite her husband James Yap’s statement that he would do whatever it took to save his marriage, Kris Aquino is adamant about severing her ties with him, reveals her lawyers at Marcos Ochoa Serapio and Tan, ABS-CBNNews.com reports. In fact, Aquino has asked the firm to begin legal proceedings. "A source at the firm" reveals "it is clear that the rift in the marital relationship of Kris and James can no longer be healed."

Aquino and her sons Joshua and Baby James are currently on a three-week vacation in Orlando, Florida and will be back before the first death anniversary of her mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, on August 1, says ABS-CBNNews.com.

Aquino’s official statement released by the law firm Marcos Ochoa Serapio and Tan was read by her former co-host on ABS-CBN’s "The Buzz" on July 11:


"Ms. Kris Aquino has recently announced that she has decided to end her marriage to Mr. James Yap and asked us to initiate the appropriate proceedings for the purpose she believes that it is for the best interest of all that’s concerned, especially her children.We shall take the necessary steps at the soonest possible time and request everybody to respect the privacy of the parties and let the legal process take its course."

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