Tim Yap

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Tim Yap
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Born January 17, 1977 (1977-01-17) (age 41)
Metro Manila
Citizenship Philippines
Education De La Salle University
Asian Institute of Management
Alma mater De La Salle University
Occupation TV host, entrepreneur, columnist, club owner.
Years active 2003-present
Television Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition, Tweetbiz Insiders, Party Pilipinas, Events Inc., Living It Up, The Tim Yap Show
Partner(s) Javi Martinez Pardo (e. 2017)
* Best Lifestyle Show Host - 2007 & 2008 PMPC Star Awards for TV (for Living It Up)
* Best Lifestyle Show Host - 2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV (for Events Inc.)
* Most Stylish Male Host - 2010 StarStudio Celebrity Style Awards
* Outstanding Young Filipino in Entrepreneurship - 2013 Gawad Amerika Awards

Timothy "Tim" Yap (born January 17, 1977) is a Filipino TV and radio host, newspaper editor, creative director, columnist, club owner and eventologist from Manila, Philippines. He also owns several clubs in the Philippines. He currently hosts The Tim Yap Show which airs weeknights on GMA-7, edits a pop culture section of The Philippine Star entitled "Supreme", and hosted the morning radio talk show The Playground on 99.5 PLAYFM.

Early life and career[edit]

Tim Yap was the youngest of seven kids.[19] While attending high school at Saint Jude Catholic School, he won the lead role in Lost in Yonkers, which marked the 25th anniversary of the Repertory Philippines, but his parents and his school didn’t allow him to go, so he attended rehearsals in secret, informing the school security guard that he had the permission of his teacher and principal to leave school.[4][19] "My parents had no clue that I was going to Repertory," he said. "All along they thought that I was just attending a rehearsal for a school play until they read about it in the newspapers." After several roles for young characters, Yap continued on as a production intern for repertory plays just to be involved. He eventually evolved into an events producer, which led him to be sought after to handle product launches and fashion shows.[4]

Yap graduated from De La Salle University with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and later on received his master's degree in entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management.[1] He edited the "Super" section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and then left the Inquirer to start the "Supreme" section of the Philippine Star.[3][5]

Tim Yap hosted the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards in 2010 and 2011. He hosted Miss World Philippines in 2011.

On January 21, 2013, The Tim Yap Show premiered on GMA-7, with Yap as the host of the self-titled celebrity talk show.[2] It is currently in its third season, which premiered Oct. 28, 2013.[19] Aside from television appearances, he hosted the morning radio talk The Playground on 99.5 PLAYFM with Sam Oh and Nikko Ramos.[3]


His show has also won "Best Lifestyle Show" for three consecutive years at the PMPC Star Awards. In 2010,In 2013, he was awarded Outstanding Young Filipino in Entrepreneurship by Gawad Amerika.[18]


Since 2008, Yap has been an active supporter of the Virlaine Foundation, a non-government organization engaged in helping street children.[16] In 2011, he spearheaded the Rice Up for Street Children campaign after having been named as the foundation's Ambassador of Goodwill.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Yap is engaged to his long-time boyfriend Javi Martinez Pardo. He proposed to Javi shortly after his 40th birthday on January 19, 2017.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Anghel sa Lupa Raphael Produced by Regal Entertainment
2004 Mano Po III: My Love Chinese Opera Director Produced by Regal Entertainment through MAQ Productions; an official entry to the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival
2005 Bikini Open Talent manager
2009 Lola/Grandmother Himself Opening film at the Venice Film Festival
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Himself Produced by Regal Entertainment; an official entry to the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival
2011 Temptation Island (2011 film) Himself Produced by GMA Films
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Himself
2011 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (film) Himself
2012 Sosy Problems Jamie Yap Produced by GMA Films; an official entry to the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival
2013 The Bride and the Lover Himself Produced by Regal Entertainment


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Buzz Host ABS-CBN
2004 MTV Supahstar: The Supahsearch Judge MTV Philippines
2004 Wazzup Wazzup Host Studio 23
2005 Club TV Host ABC
2005 Glam: The Smart Gold 2005 Red Carpet Special Host RPN
2007 Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Contestant GMA Network; Third to be eliminated in Season 1
2007-2009 Living It Up (Philippine TV series) Host Q
2009 Project Runway Philippines Guest Judge ETC
2009 Events Incorporated. Host Q
2009-2011 Tweetbiz Insiders Tweetmoso-in-Chief / Main Host Q / GMA News TV
2010 V Trends Host Channel V; he became the only Filipino talent to have hosted his own show for both MTV and Channel V
2010-2013 Party Pilipinas Host GMA Network
2012 Legacy (2012 TV series) Justin Main cast; 98 episodes
2012 Startalk Host GMA Network; Segment host for the Plug In for celebrity social media
2012 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival Presenter ABS-CBN
2013–2015 The Tim Yap Show Host GMA Network


  1. ^ a b Sunio-Granali, Demai G. (July 4, 2012). "Tim Yap on life in South Africa: "It was so simple pero ang dami kong profound learnings"". pep.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Tim Yap show premieres today on GMA". philstar.com. Philstar. January 21, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Yap, Tim (February 2, 2013). "We've only just begun". philstar.com. Philstar. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Zulueta, Elgin (May 30, 2009). "Tim Yap: Supreme Creative Visionary" (PDF). asianjournal.com. Asian Journal. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Pagsolingan, Karen (May 23, 2007). "Tim Yap suspended from "Super" section". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Reyes, William; Godinez, Bong (December 1, 2008). "GMA-7 wins Best Station, ABS-CBN bags most awards in 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bonifacio, Julie (December 1, 2010). "ABS-CBN hailed as Best Station in the 23rd Star Awards for Television". abs-cbn.com. ABS-CBN. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ Pagsolingan, Karen (October 29, 2012). "Tim Yap's "very basic" grooming routine". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tim Yap shows his holiday style trove from The Ramp". philstar.com. Philstar. December 21, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ Pastor, Pam (November 15, 2009). "Ballroom dancing (!) at Embassy-now Encore". inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Belmonte, Maureen Marie (July 1, 2011). "Manila's Republiq SuperClub turns one". mb.com.ph. Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Top 100 Clubs of 2013". djmag.com. DJ Mag.com Ltd. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ Pagsolingan, Karen (October 18, 2012). "Why Tim Yap is dubbed "the light of the party"". pep.ph. PEP Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Blackberry 10 launch party". philstar.com. Philstar. May 21, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ Benavidez, Kathleen (July 26, 2012). "Georgina Wilson, Tim Yap, Borgy Manotoc and Fabio Ide run for school rooms". pep.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c "Rice-ing up for street children". philstar.com. Philster. November 14, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Winners of first Celebrity Style awards bared". www.abs-cbnNEWS.com. ABS-CBN. October 6, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "KAPUSO ABROAD: 12th Gawad Amerika Awards Gives Top Citations To Kapuso Celebrities". GMA Network. November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c Gonzalez, Bianca (October 20, 2013). "Tim Yap: From shy guy to celebrity". www.philstar.com. The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  20. ^ Tantiangco, Aya (20 January 2017). "Tim Yap proposes to his boyfriend". GMA Network. Retrieved 20 January 2017.