John Geesnell Yap

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John Geesnell Yap
Mayor of Tagbilaran
Assumed office
30 June 2013
Vice mayorJose Antonio Veloso (2013–present)
Preceded byDan Lim
City Councilor of Tagbilaran
In office
30 June 2010 – 30 June 2013
Personal details
John Geesnell Lim Yap II[1]

(1977-10-16) October 16, 1977 (age 41)
Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Political partyNational Unity Party (NUP)
Spouse(s) Jane Censoria Cajes-Yap

John Geesnell Yap (born October 16, 1977), more known in Bohol as "Baba", is the current mayor of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines.

Early life and education[edit]

Yap, born John Geesnell Lim Yap II,[2] is the second son of John U. Yap and Geesnell N. Lim.

He finished his elementary at Holy Spirit School of Tagbilaran in 1989 and secondary at Divine Word College of Tagbilaran, now Holy Name University in 1993. He took up accountancy at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Cebu. He became the chief accountant of their family business at Bohol Tropics Resort Club in Tagbilaran City.

Yap is married to Jane Censoria Cajes, a former Sangguniang Kabataan Bohol provincial president and national president. They have one daughter Janah Geesnell.

Political career[edit]

Yap was elected first councilor of Tagbilaran City during the 2010 Elections.

In 2013, he ran for mayor and won against lawyer Agustinus Gonzaga of the Liberal and Dr Abraham N. Lim UNA, the brother of the outgoing mayor.