James Yap, Michela Cazzola daughter Baby Francesca gets baptized

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Baby Francesca is royally cuddled by her dad and mom, James Yap and Michela Cazzola, after her baptism on Sunday, January 6. James posted photos from the occasion on Instagram and wrote: "Welcome to the Christian world my one and only Princess. God bless you."

PBA player James Yap and long-time girlfriend Michela Cazzola welcomed their second baby, Francesca Michelle, to the Christian world on Sunday, January 6.

The couple had their second child baptized at Santuario De San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park, Makati City, with their closest friends and family.

The 36-year-old basketball star shared a photo of baby Francesca's baptism on his Instagram account and wrote, "Welcome to the Christian world my Princess baby Francesca"

In a separate post, James thanked all of their family and friends who celebrated Baby Francesca's special day.

Some of the well-known godparents of Baby Francesca: actor Raymart Santiago, former basketball player-turned-politician Francis Zamora, and Regal Entertainment's Roselle Monteverde-Teo.

He wrote, "Thank you very much to the Godparents to our daughter. Because of your presence, you made the Baptismal day more meaningful and special.

"Thank you for being there today, and for the gifts. We truly appreciate and love you


"@franciszamora30 @jerryuy21 @jeffreyjyap @christrajano @gl3nn_0ng @dondonmonteverde @jovencuanang @glenmalig @raymartsantiago @attyryan #lawrencetan #marioque @etharisha_so @pritzchua @yenskivera @mimiyque @kerizamora @tanyabears #MamCarmenSatos #Dadagaisano #anniedejesus"

Reality Entertainment producer Dondon Monteverde also came to the intimate gathering.

His caption, "Welcome to the Christian world baby Francesca.

"Thank you for having me as ninong again for the second time around to your beautiful children @jamesyap18 @michelacazzola."

The couple's panganay Michael James was also present at his younger sister's baptism.

James posted a photo of MJ, and wrote, "My Bugoy is ready for our Bugay’s Christening... Welcome to the Christian world my one and only Princess. God bless you. #francescamichelleyap"

After the ceremony, James and Michela had the baptism reception at Spices at The Peninsula in Makati City.


Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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