Court denies Kris Aquino's Hold Departure Order (HDO)
The Makati Regional Trial Court branch 144 denied basketball star James Yap's request to issue a hold departure order (HDO) against "Queen of All Media" Kris Aquino and her son Bimby.
The court ruling made on Friday allowed Kris Aquino and Bimby to leave the country for a scheduled holiday trip in France on Saturday.
A source familiar with the case confirmed the ruling but declined to give further details, citing the gag order that the court has issued to both camps on the domestic squabble.
Kris filed a temporary protection order against Yap after he allegedly tried to “overstep his boundaries and of attempting to seduce her while visiting her home, and of inflicting psychological harm on their son Bimby."
On Thursday, Aquino said she has decided to resign from all her shows and leave the country. This prompted Yap's legal counsel, Lorna Kapunan, to raise the urgency of their HDO request.
Kapunan said the request for an HDO was not meant to prevent the TV host and her son from traveling abroad, but simply for Yap to be notified where and when they would take foreign trips.
Aquino's lawyer Frank Chavez, however, said an HDO would violate his client's right to travel. He added that a hold departure order is issued only on matters of national concern.
Source: GMA news