Lapid registers as Angeles City voter

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Friday, June 27, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- Senator Lito Lapid on Thursday transferred his voter's registration here where he allegedly will seek the mayoral post, or run as district representative in the 2016 elections.

Lapid underwent the voter's registration process, from submitting the necessary documents for transfer to biometrics to become a registered voter of Angeles City.

He took his oath before Commission on Elections Officer Numer Lobo.

He had earlier transferred his residence from Porac to Angeles City where he was able to acquire a house here.

Meanwhile, political observers see this as Lapid's "move" to run for mayor or even a congressman, since there is a pending bill in Congress seeking to make Angeles City a lone district.

Lapid, born in Porac town, started his political career in 1992 when he ran under the opposition block Nationalist People's Coalition as vice governor of Pampanga, defeating the incumbent vice governor Cielo Macapagal-Salgado.

In 1995, he ran against Governor Bren Guiao for governor under the same party and won. When he sought a second term in 1998, Lapid joined the administration party Lakas-NUCD. After the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada in 2000 and the second Edsa Revolution the following year, he ran again for his final term and won.

He decided to run as mayor of Angeles City in 2004 but abandoned his plans when he was encouraged to run as senator in 2004 upon the prodding of then kabalen President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (now Pampanga second district representative) under the administration coalition K4. Lapid accepted the offer and won the election landing in the 11th spot.

In May 2006, Lapid said that he was planning to run against now Vice President Jejomar Binay as mayor of Makati City citing reasons that he could save Makati from public demonstrations against then President Arroyo, but lost in the 2007 local elections.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 28, 2014.

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