Richard Yap is the newbie actor who plays the role of businessman Chen Sy (more popularly known as Papa Chen), the father of Jade (played by Kim Chiu) in ABS-CBN’s primetime series My Binondo Girl.
Yap, 44, is 100% Chinese but was born and raised in Cebu. He is a graduate of De La Salle University and is married with 2 kids. He previously worked in a marketing company and as a commercial model. He appeared in TV commercials of Chowking and a telephone company.
“I’m very happy na natanggap ako ng tao… Without them [fans], wala rin tayo dito.” he said. He is also thankful to his co-stars for their support. “Very happy talaga and very thankful to them. Kasi sila ay puro big stars na talaga. For them to help me, isang newcomer, it’s really heartwarming and I’m thankful,” he added.
My Binondo Girl is set to end next week, January 20 and Yap is still waiting for his next project from ABS-CBN. “I’m open to anything that they’ll offer. So if it’s a good project, why not?” he said.
My Binondo Girl also stars Matteo Guidicelli, Xian Lim, Jolo Revilla, Laureen Uy, Gina Pareño, Ricardo Cepeda, and Glydel Mercado.