Lapid swears in for NPC; to run for Senate seat
Former Senator Lito Lapid will join the senatorial race in 2019, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III disclosed on Thursday.
A week before the start of the filing of certificates of candidacy, Lapid and his son, former Pampanga Gov. Mark Lapid, took their oaths as new members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
Sotto, senior party adviser, shared with the media some photos of the father and son’s oath taking at the NPC Clubhouse in Quezon City.
Asked then if the former senator would run for the Senate, Sotto answered, “yes.”
“Mark as mayor of Porac [Pampanga],” the Senate leader added.
Sotto said Senator JV Ejercito will also take his oath as a new NPC member next week.
Ejercito, in a text message to reporters, confirmed that he would join the NPC. /jpv
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