Duterte Meets James Yap’s Girlfriend Michela Cazzola, Kris Aquino Reacts?

Michela Cazzola, James Yap’s girlfriend had a chance to meet President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of a business forum last Saturday, May 5. As you can see in the photo shared by the Italian beauty on her Instagram account, the president was smiling at her instead of looking at the camera. With this, Kris Aquino can’t help but to react.

“Work hard,” Cazzola wrote, as a caption on her selfie with President Duterte. That time, the president attended the 51th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held at EDSA Shangri-La hotel. According to various media sources, Yap’s girlfriend is an ADB official, which is why she was also attending the same event.

Cazzola, who is expecting her second child with Yap, also posted a short video of President Duterte while entering the Shangri-La hotel along with his security and some ADB top officials. “Boss in the house.” She wrote as a caption. As expected, both posts earned mixed reactions from netizens, but most of them admired the unexpected meeting.

In his speech, President Duterte hailed the ADB’s contribution to the Philippines’ economic growth, noting that it was the country’s third largest source of official development assistance. Nevertheless, he also asked the financial institution to continue lending money to the Philippine government for its development.

Meanwhile, Kris Aquino seems to be defensive about President Duterte meeting James Yap’s girlfriend. In her Facebook post, she said she was not surprised if the president was starstruck with her beauty. However, the Queen of all Media stressed out that she is not jealous, noting she also met the president when he was still a mayor of Davao City.

“Di ako nagtataka kung bakit parang na starstruck si President Duterte sa kanya, kasi maganda naman talaga siya. Pero kung tatanungin ako kung naiinggit ako o nagseselos, syempre hindi. Nagkita na kami dati, tatlong beses pa, at sabi nya, ‘maganda daw ako.'” Kris Aquino wrote, without mentioning Michela Cazzola’s name.

Contributed by Charmaine Susano

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