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Goodbye showbiz? Richard Yap seeks congressional seat in Cebu City

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Kapamilya actor Richard Yap recently took his oath as the newest member of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) as he is set to launch his congressional bid in Cebu City.

In a picture sent by PDP Laban Public Information Committee chair Ronwald Munsayac, Yap was sworn in by the ruling administration party’s vice-chairman Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi.

Yap will reportedly run as representative of Cebu City’s first congressional district. The actor-turned-politiko is also part of the 1-CEBU provincial party under Cebu Province second district Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia.

Yap is expected file his certificate of candidacy at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Cebu City next week.

Rumors of Yap running for an elective post in Cebu in next year’s mid-term elections started last month after he has been frequenting his rounds in northern part of the city. He is expected to face incumbent first district Rep. Raul del Mar of the Liberal Party (LP) in the 2019 midterm elections.

Yap was born in Cebu City on May 18, 1967. He has a degree in business management from the De La Salle University-Manila.