IN PHOTOS: Baby Michael James Yap's Little Prince-themed baptism celebration

by Anj Sampayan
Jan 16, 2017
Michela Cazzola and James Yap welcomed their baby boy Michael James to the Christian World on January 14, 2017.

Michela Cazzola and James Yap's baby boy was officially welcomed to the Christian world.

On January 14, 2017, Baby MJ's parents and his 12 pairs of ninongs and ninangs trooped to Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City for his baptism.

The proud dad wrote, "Welcome to the Christian world, baby Michael!! We love you very very much, son."

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The basketball superstar also thanked his son's ninongs and ninangs "for attending the Holy Baptism of baby Michael."

He added, "We truly appreciate your presence and generosity. Love, James and Mic."

According to James's previous interview with (Philippine Entertainment Portal), he mentioned that most of his son's godfathers and godmothers were non-showbiz.

Included on the list was newscaster Julius Babao and wife Tintin Bersola-Babao, his manager Dondon Monteverde, Rain or Shine bosses Terry Que and Raymond Yu.

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After the baptism, James's youngest child had a Little Prince-themed intimate party in Ayala, Alabang.

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Little Prince is a play based on the children's book by the French author Antoine de Saint-Exupry.

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This was also the first time the couple posted their baby's photo on social media.

In an interview with PEP, Mommy Michela mentioned that "it's a cultural thing" in Italy not to post any picture of a young baby.

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READ: Why James Yap and Michella Cazzola do not post Baby MJ's photos on Instagram

Here's Baby MJ, with his parents, ninong Julius, ninang Tintin, and Charisse Tinio of Nice Print Photo, the event's official photographer.

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Chris Tiu and wife Cla, with their Baby Amanda, were also in attendance.

A photo posted by James Yap (@jamesyap18) on

The manager of some basketball players, Paula Punla, also made it to Baby MJ's celebration.

Is Baby MJ his dad's look-alike or his mom's?

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James's youngest son's baptismal party

The details of his enchanting set-up styled by Dave Sandoval.

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Michela Cazzola and James Yap welcomed their baby boy Michael James to the Christian World on January 14, 2017.
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