A local court in Makati City refrained Kris Aquino and James Yap for further commenting against each other over custody of their son bimby. (Joel Guinto)
A local court in Makati City refrained Kris Aquino and James Yap for further commenting against each other over custody of their son bimby. (Joel Guinto)

MANILA, Philippines — A local court in Makati has issued a gag order against actress-TV host and presidential sister Kris Aquino and ex-husband basketball star James Yap, refraining them from further commenting and issuing “word war” against each other.

On Thursday, Kris Aquino visited TV stations and occupied prime time news cast airing her side alleging that she was hurt by her ex-husband.

On the other hand, James Yap, through his lawyer, issued statements to the press belying the comments of Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s sister.

The two had been long fighting in court for the custody of their son.

On Friday afternoon, Judge Liza Marie Picardal-Tecson of the Makati regional trial court Branch 144 issued the “Gag Order” during its hearing on the hold departure order filed by Yap against Aquino and their son Bimby who were scheduled to leave the country for a vacation.

The Hold Departure Order (HDO) please has yet to be decided by the court but sources said it is expected within the day.