Bohol’s Yap files COC for district representative
TAGBILARAN CITY — Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap has filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office here on Tuesday.
Yap is seeking re-election as the province’s third district representative under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
He filed his COC at 10:30 a.m. He was accompanied by his wife, Carolyne Varquez Gow-Yap, some mayors and supporters from the third district.
Yap said he is running to continue his unfinished projects.
“Work is not yet done. I have unfinished projects so we have to finish our projects,” said Yap.
He also clarified that he was not involved in alleged misuse of pork barrel funds amounting to P163.2 million while he was agriculture secretary during the Arroyo administration. But he is expecting that his opponent will use the issue during the campaign.
“They can always do that. That’s politics. It’s not only in the Philippines but all over the world. The important thing is I don’t have cases at Sandiganbayan. I have a certification from Sandiganbayan that I am not facing a single criminal case. Just don’t listen to it. The most important is people can see my performance,” he said. CDG
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