Richard Yap inks exclusive contract with ABS-CBN

Richard Yap is the newest actor in ABS-CBN’s stable of stars as he recently inked a two-year exclusive contract with the giant TV network.

Yap rose to fame as Kim Chiu’s father Papa Chen in the hit teleserye “My Binondo Girl.” Despite the lack of any formal acting background, Yap gained wide recognition from fans of the series.

Currently, the 45-year-old actor stars as Sir Chief in “Be Careful With My Heart” opposite actress Jodi Sta. Maria. He is also part of the top-rating teleserye “Walang Hanggan” as Dawn Zulueta’s business partner and love interest. The actor is soon set to star in a movie tentatively titled “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” as well as record his debut album.

Prior to going into acting full time, The Filipino-Chinese actor was a businessman. He now concentrates on his new found career to cement his status as a bankable star.

“Be Careful With My Heart” is the story of a simple girl Maya De La Rosa (Jodie Sta. Maria) whose dream is to become a flight stewardess to help her family.  Richard Lim (Richard Yap) is a rich widower who has influence in the Airline Industry. He will help Maya if she agrees to become his children’s temporary nanny. Maya took it upon herself to bridge the gap between Richard and his children. In the end, she fell in love with the kids and with Richard which brings in a whole new set of twists and turns in the story.

“Be Careful With My Heart” also stars Mutya Orquia, Janelle Salvador, Jerome Ponce, Aiza Seguerra, JM Ibanez, Divina Valencia and Gloria Sevilla.

The show airs on ABS-CBN at around 10:30 a.m. from Monday to Friday.