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Lapid swears in for NPC; to run for Senate seat

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 12:38 PM October 04, 2018

Senate President Vicente Sotto III leads the oath taking of former Senator Lito Lapid and son former Pampanga Gov. Mark Lapid, who are new members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), at the NPC Clubhouse in Quezon City. Photo from the Office of Senate President

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).

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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.”

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“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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