A Temporary Protection Order has a 30-day validity from the date of issuance but a petition could be filed to make it permanent. Republict Act 9262 otherwise known as the Anti-Violence Against Women And Their Children Act, defines what a TPO can serve, which is as an order to protect victims of domestic violence from further harassment or harm by their spouses or partners.
In her TPO petition, Kris Aquino asked the court to order James Yap “to stay away from her, her 5-year-old son Bimby and any household member, keep a distance of at least 100 meters, and to stay away from her residence, school, place of employment or any place frequented by her and her son.”
Kris Aquino also revealed that James Yap made “overt sexual advances” towards her and when she denied the advances, James Yap made “mean and malicious statements” against her “as if he was still entitled to his matrimonial rights.”
All this Kris alleged was witnessed by their son Bimby which made their son show “signs of being highly upset and agitated” when he hears the mere voice of his father. Kris concluded that, “The physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and moral harm and injury foisted (on that day) was occasioned by the unfettered access of respondent Yap on the household and persons of the petitioners” hence the Temporary Protection Order against James Yap.