‘Sir Chief’ Richard Yap tells public: I’m more than an actor

By: - Correspondent / @theMorexette
/ 06:30 PM October 17, 2018

Actor Richard Yap shows his certificate of candidacy for north district congressman in Cebu City on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Photo by Morexette Erram, Inquirer Visayas

CEBU CITY— Please be careful with Richard Yap.

The actor has appealed to the public to look beyond his celebrity status, as he challenges the reelection bid of Cebu City Rep. Raul del Mar in the 2019 midterm elections.


A political neophyte, Yap said people should not look down on celebrities eyeing elective positions in government.

The “Please Be Careful with My Heart” star filed his certificate of candidacy for Cebu City north district congressman under Barug -PDP-Laban on Wednesday at the Commission on Elections Cebu City office.


It is Yap’s first foray in politics. But the actor appeared undaunted to be facing against a political veteran.

“There is more to us than being celebrities. I guess the public should also look beyond (our status) as actors,” said Yap, adding that he already had a list of proposed legislations once elected into office.

Although based in Manila, Yap is a native of Cebu. He recently transferred his voter’s registration in Barangay Apas, Cebu City.

“Just because we are celebrities, we are not qualified. We maybe even more qualified than most government officials,” he also said. /kga

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